Sharing & Densford Funds
Through the Sharing Fund, The Riverside Church pledges 10% of its annual offering from its members to finance projects outside the church that are consistent with the church’s commitment to fulfilling its mission. Local, national and international organizations may request grants of up to $5,000.
The Densford Fund is specifically for projects related to Native American youth. Organizations meeting these requirements may request grants of up to $10,000.
Please note: The Riverside Church is currently reviewing Sharing Fund and Densford Fund applications from local groups in the New York City area, as well as for small technology grants to faith-based organizations.
Apply for a Sharing or Densford Fund Grant:
If you wish to apply for funds, please review the Funding Guidelines as described in the attachment below. Then complete and return the PDF application below to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Riverside Church Sharing Fund Committee thanks you for your interest.
Apply for Technology Grants
The COVID-19 crisis has made it impossible to gather for worship services. Riverside has been traveling a fast learning curve to deliver services online and to accept donations online. To share with other faith-based organizations the benefit of what we have learned, our Sharing Fund Committee is now offering small grants of $500-$1000 to faith-based organizations in New York City so they can improve their ability to connect with their respective communities until we can gather together again.
The Sharing Fund has set aside a small pool for Technology Grants, which will include a couple of hours of consulting to refine your plan and get you up and running.
If your New York City faith-based organization would like assistance in upgrading your hardware and software capabilities, or just learning how to adapt what you already have to our shared challenge, please fill out this interest form: