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Susan Jackson-Dowd
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(844) 797-2872, x5368
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100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Leadership Development Grant Program

The Leadership Development Grant Program has been created to enable women to participate fully in the life and mission of Presbyterian Women and the church, which in turn strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Who is eligible to receive grants?

Women who are active in the PC(USA) who wish to participate in the work of Presbyterian Women for personal leadership development. Applicants must not have received a grant from Presbyterian Women within the last four years (48 months), and must have complied with the terms of fulfilling or closing prior grants from Presbyterian Women. 

For what purposes will funding be granted?

Grants will be awarded to assist Presbyterian women in developing and strengthening leadership skills through participation in leadership education events, including conferences.

How much funding will be given?

The amount of each grant will depend on the request, up to a $500 maximum. The grant is reimbursable, payable after receipt of approved related and paid receipted expenses.

Where does the funding come from?

Leadership Development Grant funds come from PW Honorary Life Memberships, Recognitions and Memorials.

Who makes the final decision on grants?

The Presbyterian Women’s Leadership Development Grant Committee makes the final decision on all grants.

How do I apply for a grant?

Download and complete an application form for a PW leadership development grant.

Send the completed application form with the three required letters of endorsement to

PW Leadership Development Grant Program
Room 3063A
100 Witherspoon St.
Louisville, KY 40202-1396

Completed application must be received in the office of Presbyterian Women ninety (90) days prior to need.

The PW office forwards applications to the Leadership Development Grant Committee for a decision. The committee notifies the office of its decision.

Approved applications are processed for disbursement.

Each recipient of a PW leadership development grant is required to submit a report of their experience of the event that they attend or plan or the project they complete.


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