What is the First Unitarian Grants Panel?

An opportunity for local projects to receive funding to promote peace and social justice in the Greater Rochester Area. The two funds are:

Social Justice Outreach Fund: Proposals must focus on social service, social education, social witness or social action. Examples of activities funded in the past include expansion of youth programming, purchase or repair of equipment, advocacy services, and conference costs.

The Josephine and Paul Wenger Fund for Peace through International Understanding: Requires that the activity or project promoting peace through international understanding include a program that occurs locally.

How Much Is Typically Awarded?

Grants are typically awarded in the amount of $2,000 to $4,000

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

General criteria for applicants to any of these funds include that groups receiving funds must be local (Greater Rochester area), nonpartisan, and not-for-profit. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) corporations.


To Learn More and/or Apply

Please carefully review the following documents, which detail the complete criteria, eligibility, responsibilities, application process and timeline of the Grants Panel awards.

  1. Grants Panel Information Sheet
  2. Application Form
  3. Sponsorship Form
  4. Recipient Evaluation Form

For additional information, email Sheila Olin or call 585-259-7212.