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.

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.

Gratitude Letters

From Rev. Judith Elia, Unity of Santa Maria, California

From Rev. Lura Lisa Wall, Unity Baton Rouge, Louisiana

From Rev. Sandy Boyer, Unity of Hagerstown, Williamsport, Maryland

From Rev. Jerry Farrell, Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, Grass Valley, California

From Unity of Kona, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

From Giulia Pejka, Treasurer, Unity on the Eastern Shore, Fairhope, Alabama

From Rev. Pat Bessey, Unity Center for Spiritual Growth, Windham, Maine

From Board of Trustees, Unity of Massillon, Ohio
From Rev. James Cryer, Unity on Cape Cod, Hyannis, Massachusetts
From Cindy Archer, Trustee, Unity at the Lake, South Lake Tahoe, California

From Rev. Thandi Nhlengetwa, Unity Centre of Love and Light, Johannesburg, South Africa

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.