Mayflower Foundation

The Mayflower Church Foundation solicits, receives and invests gifts, bequests and memorials, then disburses net earnings to advance the mission of Mayflower Church.

The Foundation is an active partner in helping transform individuals into catalysts for achieving God’s dream of justice on earth. The Foundation Board of Directors, elected by the Mayflower Church congregation, conducts the business of the Foundation.

Make a Gift

Gifts to the Foundation can be compared to establishing a savings account or making an investment in the future of the Church and should be considered in addition to regular giving through the annual Mayflower stewardship program. Gifts to the Foundation can serve as an expression of appreciation for the work of this congregation, as memorials to loved ones, and as support for the economic stability of Mayflower Church. The Foundation accepts gifts in all forms: cash, wills and bequests, trusts, real estate, stocks, bonds, mutual funds or annuities. Download information about making a gift to the Foundation here.

Request a Grant

Grant requests should indicate how the project or activity furthers the life and work of Mayflower Church as set forth in its mission and vision statements. Grant requests must demonstrate a connection with a Mayflower ministry, program or activity. Download full information and guidelines about requesting a grant.

Applications must be submitted on the form provided by the Foundation. Application due dates are January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s decision the month following the application (e.g. April 1 for March 1 applications). Download the application here.

Grants Approved (2016, to date)

$1,000 Barker Scholarship to Minneapolis Public Schools student Ana Ponce Gonzalez (Roosevelt High School; she will attend St. Catherine University)
$1,000 Drake Scholarship to UTS student
$9,000 Mayflower Church justice initiatives
$4,000 Yoni Ki Baat performance sponsored by Women’s Spirituality
$4,000 Conversations with Friends to support volunteers in visiting immigrants in prison
$4,085 Stewardship training seminar
$2,000 Youth involvement in social justice study in Rwanda
$5,000 Race Matters workshop
$5,000 Social Cohesion Project
$2,400 Support for delegations to Guatemala and School of the Americas