LIVING INTO THE FUTURE FOUNDATION
Dedicated to supporting the ministries of the West District of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church, by providing a variety of monetary grants to churches, clergy and laity.
UM-LITFF seeks to provide a sign of hope in the West District. We are not just about programs and projects, but pursuing a mission of seeking peace, justice and freedom for those we serve -- the poor, deprived, and homeless. We shall continue to work to ensure that all experience God' life-giving love.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The United Methodist - Living Into The Future Foundation is a 501(c)3 public social service organizatioin providing resources for programs and individuals in the development and nurture of leaders and community services which promote the well-being of people so that all may experience God's life-giving love.
Grants are available to United Methodist Church congregations in the West District (Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Bernardino).
Each application is reviewed and considered based upon alignment with LITFF's Mission Statement. Applications from organizations outside of local UM churches but affiliated with the UMC or in alignment with LITFF's Mission Statement, are also given consideration.
United Methodist - Living into the Future Foundation offers the following categories of grants:
LEADERSHIP INDIVIDUAL GRANTS
LEADERSHIP GRANTS One granted per fiscal year, per person, $500 limit, leadership training and development, for clergy and/or laity
SEED GRANTS AND SUSTAINING GRANTS
SEED GRANTS - For new initiatives, new projects, new ministry, maximum $1,000
SUSTAINING GRANT - For established projects, ministries, initiatives, maximum $5,000
EMERGENCY GRANTS For shortfall of funding, maximum $7,500
MINISTRIES, CHURCHES AND ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY UM-LITFF GRANTS (PARTIAL LIST)
WESLEY FOUNDATION - UCLA- 580 CAFE
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY CAMP
ESL BREAKFAST CLUB - LOS ALTOS UMC
GET ON THE BUS - VISITATION MINISTRY TO FAMILIES OF INCARCERATED
LOAVES AND FISHES FOOD COLLABORATIVE
SOLA COMMUNITY PEACE CENTER
CROSSROADS UMC EEPUNGMENT CLINIC
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS-ST. MARK, BOWEN MEMORIAL, ST. JOHN UMCs
Urban Kids Camp
LITFF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stan Shimotsu, President; Earl Butler, Vice President/Grant Committee Chair; Y. Richard Kuyama, Finance Chair; Mercy Herstad, Secretary; Neva Johnson, Treasurer; Susan Stouffer, Secretary, Grant Committee; Joe Rodriguez; Andre Aldridge; Myrna Jefferson Williams; Patricia King; Troy Goar - Johnson; Olu Harding; Ana-Haydee Urda; Erma Dozier; Sandra Jefferson
Lesa Smith,Executive Director; Rev. Mark Nakagawa, District Superintendent.
DONATE NOW- ONLINE DONATIONS
Your financial contributions assure the support UM-LITFF provides continues well into the future. For your convenience, on-line donations can be received on the calpacwestdistrict.org website.
Go to that site and click on the link Donate Now.
Donations by check may be made payable to: United Methodist-Living into The Future Foundation or UM-LITFF. Checks may be mailed to the West District office, 1225 West 190th Street, Suite 205, Gardena, California 90248.