The CDC Missional Church Committee administers grants (funded by the Missional Activities Fund) to CDC member congregations whose congregants are committed to engaging in anti-racist work together. All CDC member congregations are eligible to apply for a grant.
This grant is a response to the Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Reconciliation (RER) Task Group’s “Three Provocations” document, which urged CDC leadership to commit time, attention, and funding to the work of racial, ethnic, and religious reconciliation within the conference.
- CDC member congregations are eligible for a grant of up to $500/year. Primary consideration will be given to applicants who have not received a CDC Anti-Racism Grant in the previous three years.
- Completed CDC Anti-Racism Grant applications should be submitted to CDC Administrator Emma Hartman via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application may be filled out and submitted online using the form below.
- Applications will be reviewed by the CDC Missional Church Committee, who are particularly interested in funding opportunities for congregations to learn about and strengthen their commitment to anti-racist work.
- A brief report from recipients about the use of funds is expected within a month of completion of the project or final stage of a training series. Reports should be submitted to CDC Administrator Emma Hartman via email at email@example.com
Anti-Racism Grant Possibilities
CDC Anti-Racism Grants are not restricted to funding Mennonite or Christian-specific anti-racist training, but successful grant applications will demonstrate concrete intention towards sustained engagement beyond the event/training/program that receives funding.
- Conferences, workshops, webinars, and seminars on anti-racism.
- Anti-racism training, including Widerstand’s Dismantling Institutional Racism in Your Congregation.
Programs designed for developing intercultural competency, such as the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).