Beulah Grant Help Senior Citizens in Our Conference
The Women's Home Missionary Society (predecessor organization of the United Methodist Women) of the Methodist Episcopal Church founded a home in 1912 as a residence for retired missionaries, deaconesses, and ministers. In 1988, the Beulah Home Board determined that because of societal and economic changes, it was no longer feasible to operate the Home as a residential facility. The United Methodist Women of the California-Nevada Conference sold the home and agreed to put the assets in a permanent fund to benefit older adults. The founding principles of Beulah Home directed that it should strive to recognize and facilitate support systems that enhance the quality of life of older adults. The income from this fund goes to promote programs that serve the needs and uphold the dignity of senior adults in the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist. The Beulah Older Adult Committee of the California-Nevada United Methodist Women administers this fund by awarding grants to projects or programs sponsored by official bodies of the United Women or the United Methodist Church in the California-Nevada Conference. The committee accepts applications for Beulah Grants each year between April 1 and August 1. In November, we announce approved grants and funds distributed between January and July of the following year. Examples of the types of projects we have funded are:
Alzheimer day care
senior service center
outreach case management
This list is only a partial of projects we are willing to consider. Contact Marlene Ward or Juliet Maliksi for more information. To get a copy of the application click here as a Word document or here as a PDF.