Loaves & Fishes Fund

COVID-19 Relief

Unity Worldwide Ministries’ (UWM) Loaves & Fishes Fund was created in March 2020 as a way to respond to the financial effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on our Unity communities. The project began when UWM’s South Central Region made a donation of $20,000 and the UWM Board of Trustees agreed to match this donation and any other donations from the regions up to a total of $100,000. In the event that donations from the regions do not total $100,000, UWM will still donate a total of $100,000 to the Loaves & Fishes Fund. These monies are specifically to help with operating expenses during this unsettled time. This fund is seen as a short-term, specific to this pandemic fund.

Update (November 2020): The Board of Trustees has opened the fund up to multiple requests per ministry per year. It has also removed the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) limitation, so that ministries who received PPP funds are now eligible for the Loaves & Fishes Fund.

We trust that you and your spiritual communities are well, and we continue to hold you in our prayers for health, strength, and stability.

Gratitude Letter From Rev. Thandi Nhlengetwa, South Africa

Loaves & Fishes Policy and Procedures
(Revised November 2, 2020)

Loaves & Fishes Application
(fillable pdf, revised November 12, 2020)

Send the application to Loaves&Fishes@unity.org.
 

Additional Financial Resources

The Loaves & Fishes Fund is the second UWM project that makes money available to member churches. The other project is the HUG (Help Unity Grow) Fund, which makes loans and grants available to Unity church activities that expand and grow the Unity movement. The HUG Fund is barred from providing funds for operating expenses and is an ongoing fund.