Self Development of People

COVID-19 Grant Application

Eligibility: Limited SDOP COVID-19 funding available for community organizations/groups (not individuals) in the United States working with low income communities. Groups currently being funded by SDOP (National and Mid-Council/Local level)… Read more »

Stories of Impact

  North Carolina woman leaves $2 million bequest to PDA, SDOP Presbyterian churches commemorate SDOP Sunday April 7 A firsthand look at human dignity and self-reliance Self-Development of People will… Read more »

SDOP Sunday – March 12, 2023

  Self-Development of People Sunday Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) celebrates SDOP Sunday in 2023 on March 12. Join us in celebrating how the Presbyterian Church (USA)… Read more »

Required documents if funded

  Send the requested items to Ms. Clara Nunez, our Associate for Program at IMPORTANT: Payments WILL NOT BE ISSUED unless ALL required documents are received. Please download and… Read more »

Criteria for Funding

  The following standards are used by Self-Development of People Committees to determine whether a project is valid for funding within this ministry. The standards include the following criteria: Projects… Read more »

Program Measures

  While each project and community with whom SDOP partners is unique and varied, we have developed a set of program measures to cohesively tell the story and impact of… Read more »

Why we do what we do

  SDOP is the reaction of a church that knows the call to love your neighbor as yourself; “whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to… Read more »

National Programs and Grants

National The Presbyterian Committees on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) provides grant to groups of people that are economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged.  The project for which they are seeking… Read more »

International Grants

  International Funded partners Since 1970, the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People has been a partner in grassroots projects around the world that seek to improve the lives… Read more »