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Grants Partners in Ministry

Partners in Ministry

As the spiritual landscape around us continues to shift and evolve, TMF’s Grants Ministry provides a partner for grantees' potential to flourish and your community to thrive. We invest in strong nonprofits with a clear mission and proven results. Our investment, made possible by the generous support of our donors, allows a unity of faith and funds to respond to the ever-growing needs of the church and the communities it serves.

Investing in churches, outreach ministries, and nonprofits in Texas and New Mexico

In 2022, TMF funded $2.03 million in grants to 82 churches and nonprofits. It funded an additional $1.1 million in grants to 34 churches and nonprofits in the spring of 2023. 


Grant Recipients

AMEC Publishing House 

Virtual Grace

Supports Gen X - WWII members grieving aging-related losses compounded by the pandemic. Seniors can engage in a vibrant online community for education, fellowship, prayer, and spiritual development.

Arizona-New Mexico District

New Mexico Parish Community Building

Focuses on making new neighbors, not just new members. It promotes outreach and community development, serving Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Single Parents, and Young People.

Big Thought

Preventing Recidivism for Youth

Fosters creativity, enhances job skills, and promotes positive self-image and social-emotional development. The program reduces recidivism by empowering youth to create their own performance or visual arts exhibition.

Christian Community Action

Crisis Management Services

Meets critical needs: rent and utility assistance, client-choice Food Pantry for dignity in poverty. They offer rental aid, application fees, security/utility deposits, counseling, and a self-selection grocery store.

CitySquare Paris TX

CitySquare Paris

Offers laundry, showers, meals, and case management. It provides immediate relief and fosters long-term change by helping neighbors achieve their goals through Resource Navigators.

Counseling Paid Forward

Counseling Paid Forward Operational Grant

Uses a volunteer team to identify individuals who need counseling. They contract licensed counselors, providing short-term counseling within 24 hours. They also connect clients with resources like employment skills and children's programs. 

Fort Bend Hope

General Operating Funds

Offers free ESL, GED, citizenship, computer literacy, and basic literacy programs for adults. They provide an after-school program and summer reading camp for children, with minimal annual registration fee for adults.

Harmony Community Development Corporation

Housing Stability Initiative

Supports women and girls, providing rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to prevent homelessness. Additional support includes transportation, childcare, and payday loan resolution.

Housing Crisis Center

Poverty Prevention

Offers poverty prevention through housing programs and services, lifting participants out of homelessness and poverty. Activities integrate employment, financial coaching, income support, and wrap-around services.

Interfaith Family Services

Hope & Horizons Afterschool Program

Provides after-school and summer financial coaching programs for children of parents. Through assessments and educational plans over 30 social and emotional skills are taught through activity-based instruction.

Journey of Faith UMC

Church Can Happen Anywhere

Focuses on evangelism through programs such as prison outreach, fitness, and nutrition, basic needs assistance, technology, worship experiences, bridging community needs and spiritual formation.

Lifetime Recovery

Residential Treatment Program

Offers residential treatment program through an intensive 45-to-90-day program focused on trauma-informed care and addiction recovery. The program includes weekly educational sessions, group activities, and therapy sessions.

Lone Star Justice Alliance

Reimagining Justice for Young People

Removes barriers for justice-involved youth and emerging adults through record sealing and expunction legal services. LSJA's partner organizations promote economic mobility and reduce recidivism.

McMurry University

War Hawk Success Program - Building a Foundation for Student Success

Provides holistic support, guiding students with academic resources, counseling, experiential learning opportunities, and career planning. It aims to break the poverty cycle for first-generation and economically disadvantaged students.

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM)

MAM's Employment Services

Supports individuals in finding and keeping well-paying jobs through coaching, workshops, vocational training, and post-placement assistance.

Nehemiah Center, Inc

Afterschool Academic Enrichment Program

Levels the academic playing field for at-risk children through tutoring, meals, Bible study, cultural enrichment, and comprehensive support for their families.

Project Transformation North Texas

Project Transformation North Texas - Free Afterschool and Summer Program, Grades 1 - 12, in North Texas

Removes poverty-related obstacles to academic achievement through after-school and summer programs and mentorship, partnering with churches and college student mentors in North Texas.

Rosa es Rojo, Inc.

The Rojo Way, Wellness & Cancer Prevention for Hispanic Women in Texas.

Works to prevent cancer and chronic illness in Hispanic women through culturally relevant health and wellness education offered in Spanish.



Offers transitional housing, basic needs, education, vocational coaching, case management, and community support to help families achieve self-sufficiency through intensive case management.

Sharing Life

Basic Needs Assistance for Working Poor Families

Offers basic needs assistance for working low-income families, including food, clothing, rental/utility assistance, workforce training, and financial coaching.

Sheila B. Ministries, Inc.

Grammies: Grandparent Empowerment and Support Program:

Supports custodial and non-custodial grandparents caring for grandchildren, empowering them to overcome challenges, connect with others, and access available government and nonprofit resources for their specific needs.

Small Places

Neighborhood Produce Program

Delivers free fresh produce, meat, eggs, and pantry staples to households in need. They prioritize a human-centered approach, simplifying food security without requiring documentation. 

Sojourn Landing (DBA The Landing)

General Operating Support - Direct Assistance to Survivors of Human Trafficking

Helps survivors of human trafficking recover from trauma to lead productive lives, raise public awareness, and advocate for laws and services to help survivors.

Special Reach, Inc. (Special Reach)

Helping children with disabilities and their undervalued families thrive

Provides opportunities for special needs youth to enjoy the same activities their peers do while offering respite to their parents.

St. Paul's United Methodist, Albuquerque

St Paul's Fresh Expressions

Uses Fresh Expressions to connect with people where they are and provide holistic care. This grant will support various ministries like Food Box Distribution, Dinner Church, Recovery Church, and more.

Synergy Wesley Foundation

Supporting the Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Health of College Students

Provides free therapy, spiritual direction, and group work for students. Through individual sessions, reflection, and group activities, students receive comprehensive support for personal growth and faith development.

TCU Wesley Foundation

Bridging the Gap: Resources for Faith Development & Mental Health Access

Provides mental health support and access, spiritual direction, and pastoral care for students. They match students with LPCs, offer funding assistance, and educate them about mental health and Christianity.

The New Wineskin Initiative (fiscally sponsored by Leander UMC and Northern Hills UMC)

New Wineskins Neighborhood Faith Communities Project

Trains and mobilizes leaders to build relationships in their neighborhoods, map assets, and support different forms of faith gathering.

The Oikos Institute for Social Impact

Discover & Dream – Year 2: Social Impact Projects

Supports BIPOC congregations to increase vitality, embrace their call to discipleship, and create social impact. Congregations reclaim their identity, develop plans, and identify resources for community impact with project grants and coaching.

The Restoration Team

The Restoration Team: Home Repair Program 2023

Provides home repair program that ensures safe, stable homes by guiding families through every step of the repair process.

The Way Back House

The Way Back's Coordinated Continuum of Service for Returning Citizens

Offers comprehensive services throughout the re-entry journey, including in-prison transformation, post-release case management, and personalized support for stability, including housing, healthcare, employment, and spiritual guidance.

UCF Wesley Foundation

Holistic Being: Spiritual and leadership development, mental health, and conflict resolution

Focuses on spiritual and leadership development, mental health, and conflict resolution to engage students in meaningful conversations and address their needs.

United Campus Ministry at Texas State

Apostolos | Young Adult Vocational Cohort

Helps young adults explore God's purpose in their lives by actively helping their local neighborhood flourish.

Wesley-Rankin Community Center

The 2023 Scholars Program: Literacy Intervention for 60 Low-Income Children with Learning Differences

Offers academic support and parent training for children with dyslexia or learning differences, using the SEE curriculum and MSL approach. 


Grant Recipients

100 Black Men of San Antonio, Inc. (San Antonio, TX) – Addresses training and education needs of youth through alternative education and workforce programming for at-risk youth 16 and older in San Antonio.

Abara (El Paso, TX) – Responds to needs in the borderlands, including resourcing shelters, and providing respite care for shelter leaders, microenterprise opportunities for migrants, recreation and therapeutic activities for unaccompanied minors, and supporting an immigration para-legal.

Camp Aranzazu (Rockport TX) – Enriches the lives of children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses by providing unique camping, environmental education, and retreat experiences.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX) – Supports Stay the Course, which improves community persistence and completion rates for low-income students through case management, targeted emergency financial assistance, referrals, and employment services.

Dallas Leadership Foundation (Dallas, TX) – Increases the vitality of low-income communities = working with neighborhoods and partner agencies to help low-income individuals and families secure the skills and resources needed to achieve self-sufficiency.

Dementia Friendly Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX) – Provides brain engagement and stimulation to improve the overall health of seniors living alone or socially isolated by minimizing anxiety, boredom, depression, and loneliness.

Eight Million Stories, Inc. (Houston, TX) – Transforms the lives of vulnerable youth and young adults (9-21) break a cycle of poverty and imprisonment, through education, skills training, employment and authentic relationships.

El Calvario United Methodist Church (Las Cruces, NM) – Provides temporary shelter for refugees, aiding people with basic needs including meals, transportation to final destinations, and shelter with other humanitarian assistance including social, legal and advocacy services.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (El Paso, TX) – Provides nutritious, healthy food and invests in programs to feed children, seniors, and other vulnerable members of society, making the community stronger and healthier.

FamilyTime Crisis & Counseling Center (Houston, TX) – Offers emergency shelter and nonresidential services for domestic and sexual violence survivors, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, safety planning, counseling, case management, legal referrals, transportation.

Friends of the Elgin Library (Elgin, TX) – Increases internet and computer accessibility for Elgin
community members who are who are homeless, seniors, children, or people with disabilities, while providing opportunities for low income individuals of all ages to build computer skills.

Grant African Methodist Episcopal Worship Center (Austin, TX) – Discovers the needs of the local community through surveys and personal conversation and then implements what needs to be done.

Greater Garth Chapel AME Church (Dallas, TX) – Serves the community weekly with hot meals, fresh fruits and vegetables, home care needs, and many other items while engaging and empowering their neighbors.

Gruene United Methodist Church (New Braunfels, TX) – Serves food and housing needs for insecure and homeless families, children, and individuals in the greater New Braunfels area.

Hope Disaster Recovery (Houston, TX) – Provides basic repairs to restore homes owned by single parents, elderly and/or disabled persons to a sound, secure and healthy condition, as well as addressing economic, mental, spiritual, and physical well-being of the homeowners.

Housing Forward (Dallas, TX) – Uses expertise, partnerships, and resources to lead a system-wide, data-driven strategy to implement an effective homeless response system to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.

Humble Area Assistance Ministries (Houston, TX) – Helps community residents in crisis by providing essential resources to move towards self-sufficiency, focusing primarily on senior adults, partnering with more than thirty covenant partners.

Interfaith Action of Central Texas (Austin, TX) – Following their motto “People of all faiths doing good together,” iACT moves people out of poverty through community service programs, Hands on Housing, and their Refugee Program.

Journey of Faith Church (Humble, TX) – Deepens their connection to their local community, enabling them to better serve the needs of their neighbors.

Lydia Patterson Institute (El Paso, TX) – Provides an environment in which Christian faith, values, and knowledge converge to give students a cross-cultural, academic, and state-of-the-art education, by creating opportunities to develop skills to succeed and transform a changing world.

McMurry University (Abilene, TX) – Supports the McMurry Fund, a highly flexible form of financial support to offset the financial needs of students who still have financial need after other aid is awarded.

Menninger Clinic (Houston, TX) – Supports a Chaplaincy Internship Program for students pursuing ministry-related degrees to learn about chaplaincy services at a nationally ranked psychiatric institution specializing in treating individuals with complex mental illness.

Metrocare Services (Dallas, TX) – Provides a broad array of services including mental health care, primary care centers, services for veterans and their loved ones, accessible pharmacies, housing, and supportive social services.

Mission Milby CDC (Houston, TX) – Helps students in the program stay in school, successfully move to the next grade level, and graduate.

Oikos Institute for Social Impact (Dallas, TX) – Helps faith communities and BIPOC institutions harness the power of their assets to be a catalyst for communal transformation and economic mobility, in partnership with seminaries, universities, and foundations.

Perkins School of Theology / SMU (Dallas, TX) – Provides scholarships for students to participate in The Mexican American Program, which prepares church leaders with the knowledge and skills for effective ministry in Spanish-speaking and bilingual contexts and cultures.

Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD (Schertz, TX) – Provides 15 student/families with $1,000 dollars each to foster improved quality of life, healthy relationships within the family, and an becoming an active and engaged member of the community.

South Oak Cliff "Nu Soul of the South" Band Booster Club (Dallas, TX) – Serves as a financial ambassador that aides the band with improving higher education opportunities and overall music awareness.

Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX) – Provides scholarships ensuring that students from all backgrounds and income levels who wish to pursue their higher education at the University have a variety of financial opportunities to pursue their educational goals.

St. Luke Community UMC (Dallas, TX) – Supports mental health and wellness through education, training, and resources that aid in destigmatizing mental illness for those of all ages in the St. Luke community.

Thanks-Giving Foundation (Dallas, TX) – Provides meeting supplies and small stipends for participants to share their lived experience and expertise on their neighborhood in a series of asset-based inquiry convenings for neighborhoods across Dallas.

The Hope Center (Spring Branch, TX ) – Helps a ministry known primarily for its Food Pantry, Thrift Store and Financial Assistance programs, support individuals and families in hard financial seasons, while enhancing their dignity and self-sustainability.

The United Methodist Church of the Disciple (DeSoto, TX) – Deepens relationships with their neighbors to come alongside the transformative work they are doing (or aspire to do) as collaborative partners.

Urban Enrichment Institute (Houston, TX) – Empowers its community by supporting young men in becoming responsible and productive members of their families and communities, breaking the cycle of gang violence, drug abuse, scholastic underachievement and incarceration.

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) (Galveston, TX) – Supports programs that incorporate diabetes prevention and self-management in clinical care while systematically identifying and addressing social, economic, and mental well-being needs.

Wiley College (Marshall, TX) – Provides scholarships to new and incoming students to a premier HBCU liberal arts institution, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, with an intentional focus on social good and leadership.

Agape Resource & Assistance Center, Inc. (Plano, TX) - Provides housing and transformational services to homeless women & children to empower them to move from crisis and poverty to fulfilling self-sustaining lives.

Aldersgate Church (Lubbock, TX) - Engage unchurched and de-churched individuals by starting fresh expressions of church among already existing communities. start 20 Fresh Expressions of church by the year 2030.

Arlington Urban Ministries (Arlington, TX)- Providing utility and rent assistance, supportive or intensive case management, and additional services to neighbors in financial crisis.

Austin Youth & Community Farm, Inc., dba Urban Roots (Austin, TX) - Works to create a just food system that provides equitable access to nutritious, affordable, culturally appropriate food.

Candlelighters of the El Paso Area, Inc. (El Paso, TX) - Alleviate the isolation, pain, and confusion many families feel at the time their child is diagnosed with cancer.

CitySquare Paris TX (Paris, TX) - Continues to fight the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship.

Counseling Paid Forward (Sugar Land, TX)- Exists to provide behavioral and mental health counseling to adults, adolescents and children otherwise unable to afford the care.

Cy-Hope Inc. (Cypress, TX) - Strengthens families and communities by establishing deep, consistent relationships through Hope Centers in underserved neighborhoods and a mobile STEM bus.

Dallas Bethlehem Center
(Dallas, TX) - Outreach programs are focused in the areas of weekly food distribution and early Head Start educational programming.

Dallas Furniture Bank (Dallas, TX) - Provides household furniture that meets basic living standards to individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness or to others who are in need.

Dementia Friendly Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX) - Exists to create a community that honors, values, supports, and includes people living with dementia.

Denton County Friends of the Family (Denton, TX)- Provides emergency shelter, advocacy, counseling for adults, children and adolescents, legal services and transitional housing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (El Paso, TX) - Combats the hunger crisis in their region by strategically procuring and distributing nutritious food through community partners.

FAM Houston (Houston, TX) - Working for justice by building empowered community among refugees, immigrants, and local Houstonians through practices of hospitality, mutuality, storytelling and inclusivity.

FUMC Dallas (Dallas, TX) - Collaborative afterschool violin program at Casa View Elementary serving low-income students of color.

FUMC Georgetown(Georgetown, TX) - The Getsemani Center improves the conditions of children and families living in poverty through programs and services that provide systemic changes and quantifiable educational outcomes.

FUMC McAllen (McAllen, TX) - Enlaces is a Spanish-language worship service that will meet in a “third space” in our community, that is to a say, a place where people outside the church are already comfortable.

Floresville UMC (Floresville, TX) - Pioneering Digital Spaces is a project which will benefit Floresville UMC and other neighboring UMC congregations as they seek to reach the mission field beyond the walls of the local church.

Forest Forward (Dallas, TX) - Partners with the community to drive equitable development, economic mobility, and improve outcomes for children, residents, and families of the South Dallas community.

Golden Age Home (Lockhart, TX) - Dedicated to serving individuals requiring assisted living supports through the promotion of independence & enhancement of their quality of life.HACA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Austin Pathways (Austin, TX)- Engage youth residing in subsidized housing who are in primary or secondary education to promote academic and personal potential.

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas (Dallas, TX) - Works to address the root causes of poverty in the North Texas region by supporting low to moderate income individuals and families as they work to create a financially, emotionally, and nutritionally secure future for themselves and their loved ones.

Journey of Faith UMC (Humble, TX) - The Church Can Happen Anywhere (CCHA) initiative is a new, innovative approach to evangelism for Journey of Faith (JOF).

Justice for All Immigrants (Houston, TX) - The Survivors Assistance Project provides comprehensive legal services to immigrant victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and sex trafficking victims, who cannot afford legal representation.

Magdalena Ministries, Inc (San Antonio, TX)- Serves women and their children experiencing family violence and facing homelessness.

McKinney Memorial UMC (McKinney, TX) - The “Go Fish” Program will target mostly Millennials and Gen-Zers (age 18-35) along with their kids who aren’t otherwise involved in church or who are post-church.

Memorial Assistance Ministries (Houston, TX) - Creates opportunities for families to become stable and empowered through education, personal resource development, and assistance.

Mercy Street, Inc. (Dallas, TX) – Exists to cultivate mutually-transforming relationships with inner-city youth through Christian mentorship.

Metrocrest Services, Inc. (Farmers Branch, TX) - Provides programs for individuals, families, and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and Dallas in Denton County.

New Hope Housing, Inc. (Houston, TX) – Helping people mend their lives by providing affordable, beautiful housing with services.

Project Transformation North Texas (Dallas, TX) - Transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships.

The Restoration Team (Houston, TX) - Home repair ministry.

(Albuquerque, NM) - Empowers families to end their homelessness and poverty through housing, education and supportive communities.

Sharing Life (Mesquite, TX)- Strives to end hunger and poverty by demonstrating compassion to those in need through food, clothing, financial resources, and educational programs.

Small Steps Nurturing Center (Houston, TX) - Comprehensive, high-quality early childhood education program that prepares children living in poverty for success in elementary school and life.

St. Luke's UMC - Gethsemane Campus (Houston, TX) - SpeakUp Gulfton is a cohort-based, hybrid ESL program. Utilizing Burlington English, a licensed program for English language acquisition, newcomers to the United States will engage in online and in-person instruction.

St. Paul's UMC(Albuquerque, NM) – Outreach to forty-five daycare families to develop relationships and Dinner Church, where food boxes are distributed once a month during our Drive-Thru Dinner Church.

Synergy Wesley Foundation (Richardson, TX) - A diverse and inclusive campus ministry.

Texas Ramp Project (Richardson, TX) - Establish regional wheelchair ramp-building programs across Texas.

Traffick911 (Addison, TX) - Exists with the sole purpose of freeing youth from sex trafficking by building trust-based relationships.

UCF Wesley Foundation (Corsicana, TX) - The Christian Leadership Center equips students to address 21st-century challenges through their faith, theological education, and vocational discernment.

University of Houston College of Nursing (Houston, TX) – Provides primary care services for people who have limited or intermittent access to health care in a traditional setting because they lack health insurance, have limited ability to pay, or are experiencing homelessness.

Upper Room Heights (Houston, TX) - Creating a full online discipleship pathway for adults, youth and children.

The Way Back House
(Richardson, TX) - The mission of The Way Back is to provide re-entry services to formerly incarcerated individuals in North Texas, so they may change the trajectory of their lives and participate in society with the tools and skills to be successful.

Wesley-Rankin Community Center (Dallas, TX) - Identifies and bridges gaps in education, health, and skills development by providing multigenerational programs that empower families to access their full potential.

Whitby Road Alliance DBA Providence Place (San Antonio, TX) - Multi-purpose programming to various populations, including adult survivors of complex trauma, women facing an unplanned pregnancy, families with children under the age of three and children, and youth in foster care.

Youth and Family Alliance dba LifeWorks
(Austin, TX)- Youth services organization that provides comprehensive housing, counseling, workforce, and education services.

Wiley College - Marshall, TX

Texas Wesleyan University - Fort Worth, TX

Huston-Tillotson University - Austin, TX

FUMC Mart JAM - Mart, TX

McMurry University - Abilene, TX

Missional Wisdom Foundation - Southlake, TX

Rio Texas Conference - San Antonio, TX

Southwestern University - Georgetown, TX

Perkins School of Theology - Dallas, TX

Dallas Bethlehem Center - Dallas, TX

Friends of the Elgin Library - Elgin, TX

El Calvario United Methodist Church - Las Cruces, TX

Chrysalis Consulting Center for Clergy - Albuquerque, NM

Agape - Plano, TX

Attack Poverty - Stafford, TX

Cafe Momentum - Dallas, TX

CitySquare Paris - Paris, TX

Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach - El Paso, TX

Christian Community Action (CCA) - Lewisville, TX

Dallas Bethlehem Center - Dallas, TX

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank - El Paso, TX

Faith UMC Childcare Program

FUMC - Getsemani Center - Georgetown, TX

FUMC Dallas - Dallas, TX

Golden Age Home - Lockhart, TX

Hesed House of Wharton - Wharton, TX

Houston: reVision - Houston, TX

Iconoclast Artists - Houston, TX

Interfaith Family Services - Dallas, TX

JFON El Paso - El Paso, TX

Katy Cares, Inc - Katy, TX

McCurdy Ministries - Espinola, NM

McMurry University - Abilene, TX

Mercy Street/Chapelwood UMC - Houston, TX

Methodist Justice Ministry - Fort Worth, TX

Mission Central Metroplex, Inc. - Hurst, TX

Mission of Mercy Inc. - Corpus Christi, TX

Mission Milby - Houston, TX

Missional Wisdom Foundation - Southlake, TX

Neighbors in Action - Houston, TX

New Hope Housing - Houston, TX

Project Transformation - Dallas, TX

Wilke Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

Hill Country Medical Ministries dba Samaritan Health Ministries - Leander, TX

Saranam - Albuquerque, NM

The New Wineskin Initiative - Leander, TX

University of Houston/St. Paul's Nursing

Volunteer Healthcare Clinic - Austin, TX

Wesley Community Center - Houston, TX

Wesley-Rankin Community Center - Houston, TX

Wilkinson Center - Dallas, TX

Youth and Family Alliance dba LifeWorks - Austin, TX

GBGM Advance Special for Congo (Long Endowment)