How to Apply
for a Grant

Grant Conditions

Grants from the Greenough Church Edifice Association are to be used solely for capital outlay.

  • This means that grants may be used for major renovation costs, major equipment costs, purchase of land and/or buildings, building construction costs.

  • Qualifying renovation grants include, but are not limited to, such items as

    • furnace replacement

    • re-roofing a building

    • re-siding a building

    • Handicap/ADA® access

    • parking lot acquisition or repair

    • major foundation work

    • steeple renovation or replacement

  • If a project is to be completed in phases, it is necessary to submit a new request annually.

  • General operation expenses (heat, utilities, salaries, etc.) are NOT eligible for grants.


The dollar amount awarded to an individual church is subject to several factors, including the funds available, number of requests received, and purpose of the grant. For example, emergency furnace replacement or renovations to stop further water damage have a higher priority than furniture replacement.

Trustees use a Cost Sharing approach to determine the amount of an individual grant:

    • Churches are expected to raise the major portion of the project cost.

    • A Greenough award is designed to

      • supplement project funding, and

      • provide incentive to reach the goal and complete the project.

It is expected that most projects will be completed within the same calendar year. For larger projects that are completed in phases, or that extend over several years, a new request must be submitted annually.

Grant Application Form

Grant Application Forms are available on this page for downloading, completion, and return by email or US Post to the Secretary of the Association.
The Application is in Adobe PDF format.
You will need
Adobe Acrobat Reader® or a compatible app like Preview® to open the document.

All applications must be submitted by January 15th, for consideration at the Annual Meeting in mid-May.
Applications received after the deadline must wait until the following year for consideration.

Download Grant Application

(2 Pages, Adobe PDF format)

For additional information please contact:

Mark Johnson, Secretary:

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