Grants / Applications

2021 Grants Available to the Presbyteries
of the Synod Of South Atlantic

The Synod of South Atlantic would like to support the ministry of Jesus Christ for your presbytery by providing the following grants from various donors’ gifts, as well as from the Synod’s own funds. These funds are available in addition to the Synod mission and program funds.  The fund availability will be announced at the beginning of February of each year, and all applications will be considered until funds are depleted. Applications may be sent after February 1st of each year. Please announce these grants’ availability to potential beneficiaries so they may apply. When the Synod receives an application, the Ministry Support Committee will approve/disapprove of the application, or modify the grant amount.  All Spencer grants are approved by the office. If you would like to have more information, please contact the Synod office at 904.356.6070. All grant applications submitted must have prior signature approval from the home Presbytery.

Click on the Grant Name to download the application (or use the links in the table)

Application for Disaster Fund, Peacemaking Fund, Ogden Fund and Uderitz Fund
Application for Spencer Memorial Fund
Application for Hemphill Fund

Grant NameAvailable ToPurpose
Disaster Fund
Deadline — November 15, 2021
AnyFor any disaster within the Synod
Peacemaking Fund
Deadline — November 15, 2021
AnyFor any Peacemaking matter within the Synod
John and Phyllis Ogden Fund
Deadline — November 15, 2021
Any Educational Program in an Institution with a covenant with the SynodFor the furtherance of the Synod’s Educational program, with priority given to Eckerd College.
Edward H. Uderitz Fund
Deadline — November 15, 2021
Florida ChurchesDevelopment of physical structures and equipment.
Robert Olan Spencer Memorial Fund
Deadline — December 7, 2021
Presbytery identifies Inquirer/CandidateFor Inquirers and Candidates who are in an M.Div. program. Each requesting presbytery will receive $500 for one student. The Presbytery’s CPM will determine recipient.
Hemphill Fund
Deadline — December 31, 2021
Small Church (100 members or less) in South CarolinaSend application to the Association of Smaller Congregations (ASC). Address is on the form. 

Hawkins Grant: In 2017, the Synod was the beneficiary of two estates, Howard Hawkins and Isabella Hawkins. Both wills’ designated a percentage to the Synod for theological education scholarships, totaling nearly $432,000. In 2018, the funds were invested for three years, allowing the corpus to grow. Guidelines for application will be posted in December 2021 for grant disbursements in January 2022.

Synod of South Atlantic Funding for Mission and Purpose

The following managed and temporarily restricted funds are being utilized through 2022 to help fulfill the adopted Synod mission and purpose:


Georgia Transformational Interest
Synod Executive Scholarship Fund

FundCurrent Synod/Donor Designation and Use
Westcott / NMPFor religious or educational purposes only
UrieEducation for ruling elders
UderitzTo be used to fulfill Synod mission and purpose
Georgia Transformational InterestInterest to be used to fulfill Synod mission and purpose
Synod Executive Scholarship FundEducation and leadership development for church leaders
SimpsonTo be used to fulfill Synod mission and purpose

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