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The Sam and Helen R. Walton Award

In late December 1991, Sam and Helen R. Walton made a generous gift through the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation of $6 million.  This gift included an endowment in the amount of $3 million, the earned interest to be used by new church developments that have placed an emphasis on site acquisition.

The Mission Development Resources Committee offers an opportunity annually to congregations, presbyteries and synods to nominate new church developments that are working in creative ways to bring the gospel to their local communities.  Those chosen will receive a one-time financial award of up to $50,000.

The Sam & Helen R. Walton Award Nomination form:

To be filed for each nominee and received in the Office of Mission Program Grants by January 31 of each year.

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2015 Award Recipients

  • Camino de Vida, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Northland Village Church, Los Angeles, California
  • The Fellowship Place, Charlotte, North Carolina

The Sam & Helen R. Walton Award History - Arranged by Year of Award

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The Sam & Helen R. Walton Award History - Arranged by Mid Councils

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  • Mission Program Grants

    Please contribute to the programs that provide grants to establish New Worshiping Communities and presbyteries that wish to enable continual congregational transformation.

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Upcoming Mission Program Grants Events

Mission Development Resources Committee Meeting

March 16 - 17, 2016

Mission Development Resources Committee meeting
March 16–17, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky

Mission Development Resources Committee Meeting

Aug. 8, 2016

Mission Development Resources Committee meeting
    (during Go Disciples Live “Be the Light” conference)
August 8, 2016
St. Pete Beach, Florida

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