United Methodist Women

Rummage Sale

Grant Giving

 Application period ended September 30 at 5 pm

Must meet criteria to apply

The following criteria is necessary:

  • Grants shall be used to benefit women, children and youth as stated in the purpose and vision statements.
  • Grants shall be awarded to organizations with a legal non-profit designation and a board of directors. Note that the intent of a program or project does not determine its non-profit status. Non-profit or tax-exempt status is a state and federal determination.
  • Grants shall be given to projects at all geographical levels, i.e., local, national and international. Preference will be given to UMW’s priorities at the local, national and international levels.
  • Grant requests from all organizations that meet eligibility criteria shall be considered. However, preference may be given to faith-based applicants.
  • Grants shall NOT be awarded for requests covering operating expenses, permanent salaries, utilities assistance, building projects (brick and mortar) or social events.
  • Be sure to read the “Who We Are” tab for our purpose and vision.

Application Form

Application period ended September 30 at 5 pm

Agencies that meet the criteria may apply during September. Please plan to complete all sections of the application form to submit a proposal for a program/project or equipment. Funds raised through the annual UMW Rummage Sale are dispersed through grants which are determined by the Board of United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection; recipients are notified by November 1 regarding the grant and the amount awarded.

United Methodist Women

Purpose Statement:
The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Vision Statement:
Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

Visit www.unitedmethodistwomen.org for more information about the national organization.

Grant Recipients 2018

Rummage 2018 was a great success raising over $92,000! Proceeds support sustainable ministries benefiting women, children and youth both locally and globally. A portion of funds raised through the annual UMW Rummage Sale are dispersed through grants awarded by the Board of United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
  • Avenue of Life, KC, KS — fund Impact KCK program which provides wraparound services for the homeless in one location, one day a week
  • Inclusion Connections, Olathe, KS — provide funds to off-set expenses associated with transportation of clients who are working paid, part-time jobs
  • Reach Out and Read, KC, KS — purchase books enabling pediatricians to give free, age-appropriate book at well-child check-ups with prescription for parents to read to children daily
  • Young Women on the Move, KC, KS — purchase a commercial refrigerator/freezer for use in new culinary center
  • Amethyst Place in KC, MO — support EnCompass mentoring program which pairs woman in recovery with two female friends who serve as mentors–modeling a healthy relationship and guiding woman to success in recovery program
  • Flourish Furnishings, Grandview, MO — purchase 4-drawer dresser kits, dressers are rarely donated and is their most requested item
  • Healing House, KC, MO — support Spirit Sisters program which connects women in need with female volunteers who serve as mentors and friends
  • Lazarus Ministries, KC, MO — support Spirit Sisters program which connects women in need with female volunteers who serve as mentors and friends
  • Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund — provide funding to transport girls and women to weekly meetings designed to build self esteem, and provide life and relationship skills
  • Iglesia Metodista Samuel Culpeper, Hatillo, Puerto Rico — purchase two computers and a printer for after-school tutoring program giving students success in school & possible jobs
  • REHACE – Iglesia Metodista de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico — provide materials allowing women to learn to sew, knit and make jewelry to provide income for their families
  • Bwafwano Care Providers, Kitwe, Zambia — provide cooking and sewing classes for individuals with special needs to attain self sufficiency
  • Grassroots – From the People, For the People (Angel House), Tanzania, East Africa — provide one year of tuition, fees and boarding costs for two students to attend university with goal of self sufficiency
  • Lusa Home Based Care, Solwezi, Zambia — purchase poultry, materials for a chicken coop and fish providing a source of income for clients
  • J.P. Schools, Kitwe, Zambia — purchase compuers for students to learn basic computer lessons for success in school & possible jobs
  • Uganda Counseling and Support Services, Bulike, Uganda — purchase a corn milling plant for 25 women to run and manage providing an income for their families
  • Wandikweza, Lilongwe, Malawi — support Children’s Community Health Evangelism and Education (CHEE) program to educate children and youth about peer pressure & sexual abuse to reduce drop-outs & child marriages

The 2019 Rummage Sale, held on July 19 & 20, was an incredible success! Through your donating, volunteering, and shopping, we raised $111,500 for grant giving! Contact Michelle.Funk@cor.org if you have questions.

Surplus Partners

Every year, unsold items go to local organizations. Meet this year’s Surplus Partners:

Works to alleviate homelessness and poverty in Kansas City, Missouri by providing basic necessities and assistance, as well as, providing critical services and programs to empower individuals experiencing homelessness and at-risk individuals to become self-sufficient and independent. Hope Faith Ministries is a non-denominational, Christian based organization that accomplishes this mission through a variety of programs and services. Visit www.hopefaithministries.org. 

 When you donate to or shop at your local Goodwill, you not only help people in your community — you also help protect the planet. In 2018, local Goodwill organizations diverted 4 billion pounds of usable goods from landfills, and 242,000 people were trained for careers in various industries with the supportive services they needed to be successful, such as English language training, additional education, and access to transportation and child care. Visit www.goodwill.org