NYYM Financial Resources for Individuals and Meetings

Funds to which Individuals and Meetings May Apply

Trust funds to which individuals may apply

See the NYYM Trust Fund Descriptions document for an overview of how the Yearly Meeting’s invested trust funds are managed and for descriptions of each fund’s restrictions and designated use(s).

Designated use funds to which individuals may apply:

  • Stevens Fund—for Friends in need through age or disability; under the care of the NYYM Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee.
  • Sufferings Fund—for support of Friends suffering because of an act of conscience; under the care of the NYYM Committee on Sufferings.
  • Lindley Murray Fund—for the education of African Americans and North American First Nation peoples, for Quaker publications, and "to assist and relieve the poor..."; under the care of the Trustees of the Lindley Murray Fund.
  • Witness Activities Fund—for the support of monthly meetings pursuing witness ministries. Individuals led to undertake a witness activity are expected to apply through their local meetings; under the care of Witness Coordinating Committee.
  • Committees with funds—Individuals may also recommend recipients for grants to committees that manage the disbursement of various Trustee-managed funds. These include:
    • Barrington Dunbar Fund for Black Development—for scholarships for students of color.
    • Black Concerns—for purposes discerned by the committee using various funds.
    • Indian Affairs—for purposes discerned by the committee using various funds.
    • Prisons Committee—for purposes discerned by the committee using various funds.
    • World Ministries—for purposes discerned by the committee using various funds.

Designated use funds to which Meetings may apply

  • Meeting Houses and Properties Fund—for building and repairing meetinghouses; under the care of the NYYM Trustees.
  • Lindley Murray Fund—for the needs of African Americans, First Nation peoples, and the poor, as well as purchase and distribution of certain books; under the care of the Trustees of the Lindley Murray Fund.
  • Witness Activities Fund—for the support of monthly meetings pursuing witness ministries; under the care of Witness Coordinating Committee.
  • Committees with funds—Individuals may also recommend recipients for grants to committees that manage the disbursement of various Trustee-managed funds. These include:
    • Barrington Dunbar Fund for Black Development—for scholarships for students of color.
    • Black Concerns—for purposes discerned by the committee using various funds.
    • Indian Affairs—for purposes discerned by the committee using various funds.
    • Prisons Committee—for purposes discerned by the committee using various funds.
    • World Ministries—for purposes discerned by the committee using various funds.

Stevens Funds

What: For support of Quaker pastors and ministers in retirement or with disabilities.

Applying: Apply to the Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee.

Fund description: See the descriptions of the funds managed by the Trustees.

Sufferings Fund

What: For Friends in need because of an act of conscience.

Applying: Apply to the Committee on Sufferings.

Fund description: See the descriptions of the funds managed by the Trustees.

Lindley Murray Fund

What: for aid to African Americans and First Nation peoples. These grants are usually directed to a specific organization or project supported by the requester but the Lindley Murray trustees make those decisions.

Applying: Apply to the Lindley Murray Fund Trustees.

Fund description: See the descriptions of the funds managed by the Trustees.

Witness Activities Fund

The Witness Activities Fund receives a percentage of the Sharing Fund income, which comprises both contributions from individuals and monthly meetings, and income from its endowment. Grants from the Witness Activities Fund are allocated by Witness Coordinating Committee.

What: For support of Friends pursuing witness ministry.

Applying: Apply to Witness Coordinating Committee.

Fund description: See the descriptions of the funds managed by the Trustees.

Friends may also recommend recipients for grants to the committees with funds. These include:

  • Barrington Dunbar
  • Black Concerns
  • Indian Affairs
  • World Ministries

Meeting Houses and Properties Fund

What: for building and repairing meetinghouses; under the care of the NYYM Trustees.

Applying: Apply to the NYYM Trustees.

Fund description: See the descriptions of the funds managed by the Trustees.

Trust funds no longer accepting grant requests

Income from these funds now go directly into the operating fund.

  • Lockport
  • Caleb Sutton
  • Edward B Underhill
  • Jesse P Haines
  • Monkton
  • Nathaniel Smith
  • Sophia M Beers
  • General
  • Florence Stevens

 

 

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