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Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants and Program Support

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries offers a variety of grants and program support for local congregations and groups. We are always seeking to fund innovative, accountable, and sustainable campus ministry and young adult programs around the continent. The following are currently available from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries:

Young Adult Ministry Project Grants

Young Adult Ministry Project Grants are used to support local projects that offer Unitarian Universalist young adults (ages 18-35, inclusive) opportunities to grow in faith, deepen in spirit, pursue their own initiatives for leading our faith, and engage in service and justice work. Grants are available to support a diversity of programs in congregations and beyond. Three priority application deadlines per year. Project grants typically range from $200 - $2,000. For instructions and evaluation criteria, see the application form (PDF).

Grant applications are considered for available funding on a rolling basis. Please apply at any time.

View a list of past recipients of these grants.

Contact yayadirector [at] uua [dot] org for more information or to indicate interest in receiving a Young Adult Ministry Project Grant.

Campus Ministry Program Support

In addition to being eligible for the Young Adult Ministry Project Grant, campus ministries can receive funding for the following programs and materials.

Visibility Materials

Have a campus ministry? Starting a campus ministry? Make sure you're visible.

  • Contact our office at ya-cm [at] uua [dot] org to receive a full color vinyl 24" x 32" Spiritually Alive, Radically Inclusive and Justice Centered banner.
  • Download a free poster on Campus Ministry Posters and Banners.
  • Show that you are Standing on the Side of Love—SSL materials are great for catching eyes around campus and when you hit the streets. Visit the Standing on the Side of Love store; decide what would be helpful to your campus ministry; and email ya-cm [at] uua [dot] org with each item, quantity of each item, and a description of how it will be used.

Interfaith Youth Core's Interfaith Leadership Institute

Interested in starting an interfaith group on your campus? This is an especially fitting opportunity for folks who are the only Unitarian Universalist on their campus and are seeking to start a community of faith.

The Interfaith Youth Core hosts Interfaith Leadership Institutes to train students, faculty and staff to mobilize a movement for interfaith cooperation. Applications, resources, and upcoming dates for these trainings can be found on the Interfaith Leadership Institutes web page.

We are committed to assisting students in attending these Institutes. Please email ya-cm [at] uua [dot] org for more information if you are interested.

National Campus Ministry Association Membership

National Campus Ministry Association (NCMA) strives to be a professional organization educating, encouraging, and equipping those engaged in the practice of ministry in higher education.

Our office believes UU campus ministry professionals can be enriched by becoming members of NCMA due to their professional development opportunities, including:

  • wide network of other campus ministry colleagues
  • annual conferences
  • active email list discussions
  • resources and newsletters

If you are interested in becoming a member, please email ya-cm [at] uua [dot] org and we will fund your membership fee.

Contact ya-cm [at] uua [dot] org (ya-cm [at] uua [dot] org )for more information or to indicate interest in receiving Campus Ministry support.

Grants and funding available through the UUA Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries are made possible from a variety of sources including your congregation's Annual Program Fund dues.

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