Granting Groups

Granting Groups are the basic building block of PYM’s grant making. Friends practice philanthropy not as the wider world often does, by contending and voting, but as a worshipful witness for truth.

Each Granting Group is made up of volunteer members of PYM’s constituent Monthly Meetings, much like any working group. Granting Group members prepare carefully, inform themselves of the realities of need and potential, and guided by the Spirit, come to unity on the best stewardship of grant funds.

Every Granting Group is responsible for the distribution of grants from one or more funds in the Yearly Meeting’s care; these are mostly invested funds that were left by Friends for this express purpose.

Find a Granting Group

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Aging Assistance Granting Group  Assists PYM Friends in financial need, age 60 or over

Cremation Fund Makes grants of up to $500 toward reimbursement of cremation costs for PYM members 

Education Grants  Tuition aid, grants to Friends schools; Quaker teachers

Emergency Fund  Grants to help PYM members in financial crisis

Family Planning Grants for family planning (birth control) education /advocacy

Fund for Sufferings  Assists Friends in need as a result of their Quaker witness

Greenleaf  Assists PYM Friends in financial need, age 62 or over

Indian Committee  Support for Native American projects

Membership Development  Supports outreach projects of PYM Meetings

Quaker Buildings & Programs Supports renovation and construction projects of Friends organizations

Travel & Witness Granting Group Supports PYM Friends traveling within the United States and abroad, as well as projects of PYM Young Adult Friends 

Willits Book Trust   Quaker distributed publications to Liberia, and to African American communities in US South

Click on Granting Group name below for more information:

Aging Assistance Granting Group  Assists PYM Friends in financial need, age 60 or over

Cremation Fund Makes grants of up to $500 toward reimbursement of cremation costs for PYM members 

Education Grants and Loans  Tuition aid; grants to Quaker teachers in public schools

Emergency Fund  Grants to assist PYM members in financial crisis

Fund for Sufferings  Assists  Friends in need as a result of their Quaker witness

Greenleaf  Assistance to PYM Friends in financial need, age 62 or over

Indian Committee  Supports Native American projects

Travel & Witness Granting Group Supports PYM Friends traveling within the United States and abroad, as well as projects of PYM Young Adult Friends 

Click on Granting Group name below for more information:

Education Grants  Tuition aid; grants to Friends schools 

Emergency Fund  Grants to help PYM Meetings assist members in financial crisis

Family Planning  Grants for family planning (birth control) education/advocacy

Indian Committee  Supports Native American projects

Membership Development  Outreach projects of PYM Meetings

Quaker Buildings & Programs Supports renovation and construction projects of Friends organizations

Travel & Witness Granting Group Supports PYM Friends traveling within the United States and abroad, as well as projects of PYM Young Adult Friends

Willits Book Trust  Quaker tracts to Liberia, and African Americans in US South