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Anti-racism Grant

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. 


  1. 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.
  2. Completed CDC Anti-Racism Grant applications should be submitted to CDC Administrator Emma Hartman via email at The application may be filled out and submitted online at 
  3. Once we have received your application, members of the Missional Church Committee will meet with you to talk about your application and may assist you in refining your application. 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. The Missional Church Committee will serve as a resource for you as you plan and  implement your event/initiative.
  4. Please submit the Grant Recipient Event/Initiative Reflection within a month of completion of the project or final stage of a training series/consultation. Reflections should be submitted to CDC Administrator Emma Hartman via email at After receiving your reflection, your Missional Church Committee Liaison Team will have a reflection conversation with you.

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).
  • Coaching, assessment and consulting services towards changes in practices.

Download the Anti-racism Grant Application in PDF form

Central District Conference recognizes that writing is one of many great ways to communicate. We welcome audio, video, artistic, presentation-based and other ways of communicating your vision instead of or in addition to a written grant application. We also recognize that English may not be the language that best reflects your community and we’re happy to receive your application in other languages. We ask that you seek to cover the following information in whatever format your application takes. We look forward to having a follow-up conversation with you after receiving your grant application.

CDC member congregations applying for the CDC Anti-Racism Grant are expected to read and understand the grant policy. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. The CDC Missional Church Committee may request edits, modifications, or additional information after receiving an application and prior to reaching a funding decision.

Anti-racism Grant Application

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  • Briefly describe the event/training/program for which you are requesting this grant, including a summary of topic(s) that will be addressed and actions that will be taken. Describe the process by which you selected this event/training/program, including what questions you bring to it, what outcomes you hope for, and how you plan on sustaining the work beyond the event/training/program. How will you get the word out? Who do you hope will participate? How will you measure engagement?
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  • Source(s) of Funds to Cover Total Costs (If using multiple sources of funding)
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