Leadership Development Grants

The Leadership Development Grant Program supports women in full participation and growth in the life and mission of Presbyterian Women and the church, which in turn strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Who is eligible to receive grants?

Any woman who is active in the PC(USA) and wishes to participate in the work of Presbyterian Women for personal leadership development is eligible for a grant. Applicants must not have received a grant from Presbyterian Women within the last 36 months, and must have complied with the terms of fulfilling or closing prior grants from Presbyterian Women.

For what purposes will funding be granted?

Grants will be awarded to assist Presbyterian women in developing and strengthening leadership skills through participation in leadership education events, including conferences.

Are there grants available specifically for the 2018 Churchwide Gathering?

Yes! Apply as early as possible before the March 30, 2018 deadline for a grant for the Gathering. Download and complete the grant application specifically for the 2018 Churchwide Gathering.

How much funding will be given?

The amount of each grant will depend on the request, up to a $500 maximum. The grant is reimbursable, payable after receipt of approved related and paid, receipted expenses.

How do I apply for a grant?

Download and complete an application form for a PW leadership development grant or the grant application specifically for the 2018 Churchwide Gathering

Send the completed application form with the three required letters of endorsement to:
PW Leadership Development Grant Program
Attn: Rhonda Martin
100 Witherspoon St.
Louisville, KY 40202-1396

Completed applications must be received in the office of Presbyterian Women 90 days prior to need.

The PW office forwards applications to the Leadership Development Grant Committee for a decision. The committee notifies the office of its decision. Approved applications are processed for disbursement.

Each recipient of a PW leadership development grant is required to submit a report of their experience of the event that they attend or plan, or the project they complete.

To ask a question or to learn more about Leadership Development Grants, contact Rhonda Martin.