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President's Freedom to Marry Fund Grant Guidelines

Applying for grant from the President’s Freedom to Marry Fund is relatively easy. The following steps are listed to help you apply for a grant:

  1. Grant applications may be submitted by mail, fax or email.
  2. Grants are given to congregations or Unitarian Universalist (UU) groups serving congregations doing social justice work toward marriage equality. They are not given to individuals or groups outside of Unitarian Universalism.
  3. The grant proposal should include:
    • The name of the congregation(s)/UU group.
    • The amount of the grant request.
    • The purpose of the grant request (what the money will be used for and why).
    • A report back of how the grant was used--preferably one page with accompanying examples and/or pictures that illustrate this. (If you are applying for the fund again, a report must have been filed on the previous usage of the grant, for the new proposal to merit consideration).
    • Corroboration from either the board chair or minister that the congregation is in support of the grant request.
    • Contact information for one person who can answer questions about the grant.

The grant request has no length or style requirements, though err on the side of just enough information and not too much.

Freedom to Marry grants are generally for less than $1,000, but in compelling circumstances larger grants will be considered. Grants will be determined for approval by a committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association's Multicultural Growth & Witness staff. Our goal is to respond to your grant application within two weeks of receipt; checks are typically issued within two weeks of approval. Grant requests are more likely to be given for upcoming events as opposed to events that have already happened.

For more information, please contact:

Dan Furmansky
Campaign Manager, Standing on the Side of Love
love @
(301) 461-4900

For more information contact love @

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Friday, December 9, 2011.

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