Faith Based Grants

and other financial solutions

photo: Stephen Lewandowski, Farmington Quaker Meeting House
photo: Stephen Lewandowski, Farmington Quaker Meeting House

An FGC funding resource for Quaker meeting houses

We are Friends helping Friends build better meeting houses. For more than 60 years, the Friends Meeting House Fund (FMHF) has loaned or granted over $4,600,000 to more than 200 Quaker Meetings in 18 yearly meetings. Inquiries and requests for loans continue to be received from meetings all over North America, which indicates growing, thriving communities within the Religious Society of Friends.

In 2017, the Fund began a partnership with Everence Association Inc., a member-owned, faith-based financial services organization that offers more competitive rates and loan options, to help promote a long-term, sustainable business model to serve the evolving needs of Friends’ meetings.

Friends Funding Directory – A guide to the grant funds of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, as well as to other funds that might support projects and needs of PYM members and meetings.

Friends Services for the Aging – An association of Quaker organizations that provide services to older adults in California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility – For 38 years ICCR has been a leader of the corporate social responsibility movement. Friends Fiduciary is a one of 275 faith-based institutional investors who each year press companies to be socially and environmentally responsible and who sponsor over 200 shareholder resolutions on major social and environmental issues.

Investor Network on Climate Risk – A network of institutional investors and financial institutions, INCR promotes better understanding of the financial risks and investment opportunities posed by climate change. Friends Fiduciary is one of more than 80 members, including asset managers, state and city treasurers and comptrollers, public and labor pension funds, and foundations.

American Council on Gift Annuities – The American Council on Gift Annuities promotes responsible philanthropy through actuarially sound gift annuity rate recommendations and the advocacy of appropriate consumer protection. Friends Fiduciary offers Charitable Gift Annuities using the rates recommended by the ACGA.

Friends Fiduciary Corporation (FFC) - Friends Fiduciary Corporation (FFC) is a Quaker non-profit organization providing cost-effective, professional, socially responsible investment management services to Quaker meetings, churches, schools, and organizations. FFC manages over $600 Million for over 400 constituent investors across the country.

Friends Center Corporation – Friends Center is home to a number of Quaker organizations and has been awarded Platinum Certification, the highest level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

American Friends Funds - A cost-effective solution to raise funds in the U.S. An American Friends Fund provides foreign nonprofits with a cost-effective solution to receive tax-deductible gifts from supporters in the United States. With a Friends Fund, organizations avoid the trouble and expense of setting up their own U.S.-based charity. KBFUS handles donor support and back-office administration, including tax receipts.


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