About Desert Southwest Conference Grants

Did you know that churches can apply for grants for ministry that will enhance vitality and reach new people, younger people, and more diverse people? Contact your District Superintendent or the office of New and Vital Faith Communities or Justice & Outreach to learn more or apply.

 If you’re in need of a loan, check out the United Methodist Development Fund, which provides first-mortgage loans for new construction, renovations, additions, relocations, and parsonages.

News and Events


Rev. Matt Ashely

Rev. Matt Ashely

South District Superintendent

Billie Fidlin

Billie Fidlin

Director of Justice and Outreach

Rev. Rachel Gilmore

Rev. Rachel Gilmore

Director of New and Vital Faith

Rev. Dan Morley

Rev. Dan Morley

North District Superintendent

Rev. Javier Olivares

Rev. Javier Olivares

West District Superintendent

Rev. Melissa Rynders

Rev. Melissa Rynders

East District Superintendent




The United Methodist Development Fund provides first-mortgage loans for new construction, renovations, additions, relocations, and parsonages.

CORR Action Fund

Religion and Race Announce New Grant Cycle. Click here to learn more.

RELCC Grant for Discipleship Ministries

Click here to learn more about $10,000 grants for discipleship ministries.

Education Assistance Opportunities

Click here to learn more about how the communications agency offers education assistance opportunities.

2021 GBHEM Scholarship Report

Click here to learn more.


New Church Starts Grant. Click here to learn more.

Foundation for Evangelism

Local Church Grant Cycle Opens January 15, 2023. Click here to learn more.

Archives & History

Students and researchers: Apply for grants. Deadlines for applications may vary.

Kingdom Advancing Grant

Click to learn more about Brotherhood Mutual’s grant.

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