Special Grants

Butler Fund

The Butler Fund is designed to support and encourage North Georgia Conference Mission endeavors. The Butler Fund is administered by the Outreach Team of the North Georgia Conference Connectional Ministries. Grants are awarded upon recommendation of the Outreach Team with the approval of the Connectional Ministries Executive Team. Currently funds are very limited.

The following are documents associated with the Butler Fund:
Butler Fund Application (PDF Document)
Butler Fund Application Form (PDF document, which can be filled in on the computer, saved then e-mailed to us)
Butler Fund Application Example (PDF document, which contains sample answers to the questions in form)

Renfro Trust

The Renfro Trust Grant was established in the 1950s from the estate of Judge William E. Renfro and his wife "to be used for the purpose of establishing and supporting United Methodist churches in rural areas of the United States within the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church." The Renfro Trust is administered by Office of Development and the Foundation of the Southeastern Jourisdiction of The United Methodist Church. Applications will not be accepted until the fund viability has stabilized.

The following are websites and documents associated with the Renfro Trust:

Refro Trust Fund Website
The Renfro Trust Grant Application Form (Word Document)
Guidelines for the Renfro Trust Grant (PDF Document)
2010 Report to the Lake Junaluska Board of Directors (PDF Document)