The Swedenborgian Church of North America has resources established over the past century to help with funding of different concerns. These monies are restricted and held in the Common Fund. Each fund has its own set of guidelines and trustees, some elected and some appointed, who administer the grants and loans.
These grants are managed by the Standing Committee of Financial Accountability (SCFA). The SCFA meets once a year to review grant applications and determine the recipients of the grant money for the following year. These applications are due on August 15 every year.
Augmentation Funds Grant
Purpose – the support and extension of the New Church ministry and missionary field. Established by vote of the Swedenborgian Church in 1912.
- To provide grants to ministries to augment the salaries of ministers ordained by the General Convention and serving General Convention ministries.
- To fund theological student ordination expenses as required by the Committee for Admission into the Ministry (CAM).
- To support salaries of ministers driving initiatives that facilitate the health and sustainability of ministries of the Swedenborgian Church of North America.
This application is to request funds to augment the salary of an ordained General Convention Swedenborgian minister currently listed on the Roll of Ministers.
Missions Funds Grant
Purpose – to facilitate and encourage regeneration and creation in the ministries of our church. A mission shall be any ministry whose focus is facilitating activities that increase the number of individuals and groups consciously committed to spreading the Lord’s New Church through such activities as church planting, satellite ministries, resurrecting formerly active ministries, or other initiatives that promote and support the spiritual well-being of persons within the Swedenborgian perspective.
New Directions Grant
Purpose – an extension of the Mission Funds Grants to facilitate new directions in church growth. Includes new programs or new derivatives of current programs, special events, outreach, and growth opportunities. Requests not to exceed $1,000.
Iungerich Publication Fund
Purpose – to aid in providing the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg, at no cost, to the Protestant clergy of the United States and Canada, including theological students and instructors in theology. Established in 1882. Purpose expanded to include supporting the digital distribution of the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg and the written contemporary exposition of same.
Grant Funds Mid-Year Report
Please fill out this form by August 15th if you received a Mission Grant, New Directions Grant, or Iungerich Fund Grant. Proper submission of this form is necessary to be considered for a new grant the next year.
Grant Funds Final Report
Please fill out this form by January 15th the calendar year after the grant has concluded if you received a Mission Grant, New Directions Grant, or Iungerich Fund Grant. Proper submission of this form is necessary to be considered for a new grant the next year.