Help Unity Grow (HUG) Fund

Unity Worldwide Ministries has established the HUG (Help Unity Grow) Fund to provide financial assistance to Unity ministry evolvement and growth of the individual ministry and ultimately the Unity movement.

 

Criteria

What criteria does a ministry need to meet to be eligible for financial assistance?

  • The ministry must have a prosperity consciousness. This includes the commitment of the credentialed leader, the board of trustees and the congregation.
  • A pattern of consistent giving to Unity Worldwide Ministries over the last 12-month period.
  • The ministry must have its annual report on file with Unity Worldwide Ministries.
  • Funds will be sent to the ministry (not to an individual or other organization).

Note: There will be special consideration for emergency situations.

 

HUG Fund Sources and Uses

What is the basis of the HUG Fund and what are the sources of these funds?

Opening balances in 2015:

  • Beers Estate Funds Assistance ($285,000 originally USD available).
  • Dissolved Church Fund ($58,000 USD).
  • Unity Worldwide Ministries gifts can be awarded based on need.
  • Donate here.

Under Donor Information, select Other from the Donor's Designation dropdown menu, and type HUG Fund in the Other field.

 

How can ministries use the HUG Fund?

  • For the process of employing a Unity minister: including assistance with the cost of airfare for interviews or the cost of moving household items (truck) associated with a newly hired Unity minister. Unity Worldwide Ministries will match costs up to $8,000.00.  (Example: if the total approved cost is $13,500.00, the ministry will pay $6,750.00 and Unity Worldwide Ministries will pay $6,750.00.)

 

Are there any restrictions to use the HUG Fund?

  • Funds can only be received one time per 12 month period.

 


To Apply

Step 1

Submit a HUG Fund Assistance Request Form to the HUG Fund Team through HUG@unity.org along with 24 months of financial statements, a current balance sheet and copy of approved receipts.

Step 2

The HUG Review Team will determine what, if any, other documents are needed.
 

Step 3

Upon approval by the HUG Application Review Team, the assistance request is submitted to Unity Worldwide Ministries board for final approval and authorization for a check to be issued to the approved ministry.