Faith in Action Fund

Formed by funds generated from the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, the Brethren Faith in Action Fund provides grants to fund outreach ministry projects that serve their communities, strengthen the congregation, and expand the reign of God. Such ministries will honor and continue the legacy of service that the Center has epitomized while also addressing the dynamics of the present age. Grants of up to $5,000 per congregation or ministry project per year are awarded, with a maximum of $15,000 allocated to any one ministry project over multiple years. Recognizing that camps represent an outreach opportunity in their communities, Church of the Brethren camps may apply for grants up to $2,500 every other year to support their ministry programs.

Who May Apply

Any United States Church of the Brethren congregation, fellowship or project and any Church of the Brethren camp.

Application Process

Grants will be awarded as determined by the Grant Oversight Committee at least semi-annually. A grant application will require basic information such as amount requested, description of the project, budget, affirmation that the congregation or camp will provide the matching funds as recorded in the minutes of the congregation’s decision-making body, and a statement of support from your district executive. Download the forms below to review the questions and prepare.

Apply now!

There are three ways to apply:

  • Complete an online application and upload supporting materials.
    Solicitud en linea  Online application
  • Email answers to all of the questions, along with supporting materials, to: BFIAFund@brethren.org
  • Mail answers to all of the questions, along with supporting materials, to: Brethren Faith In Action Fund c/o General Secretary’s Office, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120

Brethren Faith in Action Fund News

  • Church of the Brethren funds give final grants for 2022

    Final grants for the year 2022 have been given by Church of the Brethren funds including the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF), the Global Food Initiative (GFI), and the Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA).

  • Brethren Faith in Action Fund aids six congregations and one camp

    The Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) has aided six congregations and one camp with its latest round of grants. The fund provides grants using money generated by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Find out more at www.brethren.org/faith-in-action.

  • Most recent BFIA grants go to five congregations

    In its most recent set of grants, the Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) distributed grants to five congregations across the Church of the Brethren. The fund provides grants using money generated by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Find out more at www.brethren.org/faith-in-action.

  • BFIA grants go to Camp Emmaus, two congregations

    The Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) recently distributed grants to Camp Emmaus, Friendship Church of the Brethren, and Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren.

  • BFIA grants go to five churches

    The Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) has distributed grants to five congregations in recent months. The fund gives grants to Church of the Brethren congregations and camps using money generated by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Find out more at www.brethren.org/faith-in-action.