Annual Program Fund Basics
APF: Amplifying Unitarian Universalism
Your support of the Annual Program Fund (APF) makes transformation possible in all of our congregations. You help our religious leaders innovate and inspire. You strengthen our collective voice. You bring more justice and love to the world.
Together, we amplify the best of Unitarian Universalism.
Supporting the Annual Program Fund
Our support for the APF is the fulfillment of a promise already made. It is the living embodiment of the covenant between us, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.
The Annual Program Fund (GIFT in the Southern Region) is the primary source of funding for the Unitarian Universalist Association. We give so that our spirits will be enriched by the practice of generosity in community, and so that Unitarian Universalism can flourish.
The bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association state: “A congregation becomes a member upon acceptance by the Board of Trustees of the Association of its written application for membership in which it subscribes to the principles of and pledges to support the Association.” Our principles and purposes close with this promise: “As free congregations we enter into…covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.”
We give so that all of our congregations are positioned to transform their communities, our religious leaders can innovate and inspire, and our collective voice can be amplified to bring more justice to the world so in need of our healing message. As a concrete expression of our interconnectedness, we give to support congregations other than our own, investing in and strengthening the presence of Unitarian Universalism.
Our understanding of the Annual Program Fund cannot simply be transactional; it must be grounded in a fundamental identity of who we are as religious people: grateful, generous, and in right relationship with each other and the world. We are congregations in covenant.
More APF Basics
- How to Talk About APF with Your Congregation
- Giving Rates for Fiscal Year 2017
- Payment Information
- Request a Copy of Your Congregation's Pledge Form
- Request a Copy of Your Congregation's Giving History