In 2003, Epworth had a vision to make disciples through Christ-centered world missions and health ministries, student scholarships, and general ministries of the church. From that vision, Epworth’s Endowment Fund was born.

Current endowments are:

  • The Louise Fetzer General Endowment for local missions outside of Epworth

  • The Louise Fetzer General Endowment for local missions within Epworth

  • The Delbert and Bernice Foster Scholarship Endowment for Epworth member students enrolled in an accredited university or vocational school

  • The Reverend Gerard and Rita Green Family Endowment for global missions outside of Epworth; local, nationwide or worldwide

  • The Mary Owens Parish Nurse Endowment for local missions focused on health and wellness


Our church is currently accepting applications for grants from its Endowment Fund. Grants are available for a variety of causes including church-based mission work as well as local, national, and international mission work.

You may qualify for a grant if you meet these basic criteria:

  • Have a relationship with an Epworth member who can attest to your mission and goals and will agree to sponsor your application

  • Are a 501(c)3 organization with a valid tax ID number

  • Meet criteria established by individual endowment funds (available in the application documents)


All grant applications must be received by Friday, August 16, 2019.

To be a church of the community that invites, connects, disciples, and sends out people for Christ as the Holy Spirit transforms hearts, lives and communities.



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