Woodworth Estates Grant Policies
The general objectives and purposes of the W.W. and Rose Woodworth Estates (WW) Grants are to assist mission-related projects of United Methodist organizations located in or closely connected to the Oklahoma Annual Conference. The WW grants are awarded in two main categories: Domestic missions, and International missions.
The Woodworth Estates usually does not make grants for:
a) Deficit financing and debt retirement.
b) Operating or annual fundraising campaigns.
c) Grants for projects likely to be long delayed.
d) Grants for endowments.
e) Grants exclusively for furnishing or equipment (except major medical equipment).
f) Capital campaigns.
Time for Filing an Application The WW Committee meets two times a year (March and October) to decide on grants. Applications may be submitted online at any time throughout the year. However, an application must be received by March 15 or September 30 to be considered at such meeting date. Applications should be submitted only when all the requirements set forth herein can be fulfilled.
Announcement of Decisions Applicants will be notified in writing within 6-8 weeks following the submission deadline. Grantees are expected to announce receipt of a grant as part of the publicity obligation.
Mission Team Requests All applications pertaining to mission trips will first be vetted and prioritized by the Office of Mission before being reviewed by the WW Committee.
Future Requests WW grants are normally one-time awards. Local churches and agencies may submit grant applications for new projects if they meet the selection criteria of the WW Estates.
Progress Reporting All churches and agencies that are awarded grants will be required to submit progress and/or follow-up reports to the WW Committee at 6-month intervals until the completion of the project.
Application deadlines: March 15 and September 30