Each year, in accordance with the will of Lewis Downing, a committee of our church receives approximately $10,000 to $20,000 from the Lewis Downing Trust. Only $2000 of this money can go to our church to use as we see fit. The remainder of the money is awarded to ministers, churches, or programs that will “strengthen the societies of the Unitarian faith in New Hampshire.”
For 2020 and 2021, the Downing Trust Grant Committee decided to award funds differently from past years, to alleviate the administrative burden of past funding cycles, and to provide timely assistance to congregations that may be affected by the COVID19 pandemic.
For more information about Downing grants, email firstname.lastname@example.org.