Mayflower Foundation

Grant requests for 2024 now being considered!

The Mayflower Church Foundation is a nonprofit corporation established in 1961 to extend the life and work of Mayflower Church. The Foundation both solicits and receives gifts and makes grants from net earnings on the endowment. A board of directors elected by the Mayflower Church congregation governs the Foundation. 

Gifts and bequests made to the Foundation are placed in an endowment fund, with the principal invested to generate income and not used for distribution. A copy of the current investment guidelines is available in the Mayflower Church office.

The Foundation endowment includes the John and Ada Barker Scholarship fund, established in 1996 to provide scholarships to students of Minneapolis Public Schools with demonstrated ability and need. It also includes the Drake Scholarship fund, established in 2005 to provide scholarships to students attending United Theological Seminary.

Request a Grant

Your grant application should be designed to further the life and work of Mayflower Church, as set forth in its mission and vision statements.

  • Our mission: “To inspire spiritual journeys on the Jesus path and to transform each individual into a catalyst for justice through communion with God, education, and action.”
  • Our vision: “To become a spiritual incubator that transforms people, resources, talents, passion and our progressive Christian faith into focused energy to achieve God’s dream of justice on earth.”

Generally speaking, the Foundation prefers to be a financial partner with individuals or other organizations, rather than supporting things that belong in Mayflower’s everyday budget.

Make a Gift

Gifts can be made in memory or honor of loved ones in one of two ways:

  • By sending a check to Mayflower Church (106 E. Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN, 55419). Please make your check payable to Mayflower Foundation and add the name of the person or family being memorialized or honored in the memo line of the check.
  • By using Realm. Link to the Realm giving page and give through your account (if you have one) or as a one-time gift. Click on +Give menu tab and choose giving options/funds from the menu.

Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.