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Donations, 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, hiring a Deaf or hard of hearing ministry coordinator, providing communication access and scholarships.

Grant requests are typically approved for new ministries or for existing ministries that are adding a new program (such as an interpreting ministry expanding to include a hard of hearing ministry). While ministry and program grants often have an internal church focus, we expect requests to have an external or wider community focus as well. Thus, grants ought to have a community impact fitting for the church's context, such as teaching sign language at a community facility or offering Deaf awareness training.

Please note that grants and scholarships are only available to United Methodist entities or members.

The most recent cycle of general grants was open from January 1 to March 1, 2023. Watch for news of the next cycle. In the meantime, while the form may change, you can download it to find out what we ask and to read the guidlines.
Download grant application
For further information, e-mail us.

Other Sources of Grants and Scholarships

DHM Grant Reports


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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 United Methodist Church through the Advance Special Giving program.