Grants and Scholarships DHM provides opportunities for empowering Deaf, late-deafened, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind people through grants for projects and scholarships. Grant amounts range from $3000 to $5000. Projects include seed money for new ministries, international mission outreach, curriculum development, internships, Deaf camps, DeafBlind camps, communication access and scholarships. Grants are awarded in a cycle that closes in June and November each year. For further information, e-mail us.
- Funding Sources for Ministry Projects
- Grant Guidelines and Application
- Scholarship Guidelines and Application
- Grant Evaluation Tool (use as checklist when submitting request)
DHM Grants at Work: Stories of Grant Recipients
- Deaf Autism Camp, 2018
- Magothy UMC of the Deaf, Deaf Seniors Program, 2017-2018
- First UMC, Clewiston FL, Hearing Loop, July 2017
- Timothy Barth, Scholarship recipient, June 2017
- Freedom from Silence, Cuba, April 2017
- Hearing loop at The Dalles UMC, July 2015
- Preparations and journey at Youth 2015 in Florida.
- Belize Mission with Karen Harrell and Sheila Finn, May 2014
- Chas Wirick at Servants in Faith and Technology, June 2012
Donations With rising costs and increasing needs, the practice of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors” makes funding a vital issue. The United Methodist Committee on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries (DHM) has two basic functions. The primary function is to make people aware of the needs of the Deaf and hard of hearing, so that all persons may be able to fully participate in the spiritual life of the United Methodist Church. A secondary function is to provide funding for programs and projects that further the primary function.
Both of these functions are supported by general funding from the United Methodist Church and by gifts received from members and friends of the the United Methodist Church through the Advance Special Giving program.