Youth Initiative Grant

ACS has been serving communities within the NAD for the past 50 years.  While this work will continue, we would like to encourage those 40 and younger to join us in this valued ministry.  We hope to include this group in the services we are involved in a focused way.  Additionally, we encourage our ACS leadership to work with other ministries within the church and other groups to include governmental and nongovernmental partners that have shown interest in collaborative efforts.

Grant Description:

Qualification requires the applicant to be ACS church-based ministry operating within the NAD.

A minimum of 50% of the leadership and volunteers of the ministry must include
those under the age of 40.

A matching dollar up to $5,000 from local church, conference, union and/or outside organization.

ACS ministries may apply only if referred by their conference ACS Director. A letter of recommendation from the local conference ACS Director must accompany each application.

Funding may be used for operating costs or capital improvements.

A progress report will be required after six months.

Application Guidelines: 

  1. Contact your local Conference ACS Director to advise of your interest in completing an application. A letter of support from Conference ACS Director is required.
  2. Based on your discussion with ACS Conference Director, work on completing a proposal for submission that includes another ministry and an outside entity
  3. Fill out grant application and send it to:

Full Guidelines (Read for additional information and criteria)