Wappingers Falls Presbyterian Church Started a Community Dinner and Speaker Program with a 2017 Challenge to Change Grant.

Challenge to Change Grant Update: 

“In consideration of the pandemic, the Grants Committee will extend the Challenge to Change application deadline to September 1, 2021. Application can be found here below.

HRP Congregational Communications Grant

The Council of Hudson River Presbytery, in concurrence with the Grants Team, is offering every congregation up to $2000 in a communications grant. This speaks to every congregation, regardless of where you are on the technology curve. What do you need to communicate better with your members or your neighbors? A smart phone? A large sign for your church (how about “Our doors may be closed, but our community is open!” and your website?) Unlimited data streaming? A camera upgrade? A tripod? A microphone? A laptop? Download the application.  Send your application to christine@hudrivpres.org

Here are some sample ideas

HRP Offers Clergy Coaching

Please view this video explaining coaching and how it can inspire you to maximize your personal and professional potential.

What resources do you have to lead and adapt during this very disruptive time? How do you lead from a place of authenticity rather than fear and anxiety? 

Our current situation is challenging us to do ministry in new ways. We are being bombarded these days by so many ideas, needs, and confusing messages, that we can doubt our abilities and resources to handle the challenges. 

Coaching believes otherwise. We all have the resources we need to lead faithfully in our context, but they can be hard to see when life and ministry feel overwhelming. That’s where coaching can be an asset to your work. 

Coaching helps people make positive and creative changes with the resources they have to navigate through the anxiety, the stress, and the uncertainty. Coaches partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

  Email address:


Please click the link below to open the online application:
HRP Coaching Scholarship Online Application


Grants offered by Hudson River Presbytery

Read about the scope, purpose, deadlines and grant ranges for HRP’s Legacy, Peacemaking, and Challenge to Change Grants. 

Grant Descriptions 2020

2021 Legacy Fund Process and Application

Legacy Grant Second & Third Year Disbursement Report 

Peacemaking Grant Application


Challenge to Change Final Report Form

Congratulations to these 2020 Grant Recipients!

Imagine what your congregation could do! Challenge to Change 2019 Grant Impact stories! 

Questions?  Email grants@hudrivpres.org

Capital Loan/Grant Fund 

In the hopes of partnering with the struggles of our congregations the Presbytery of Hudson River seeks to make limited funds available to congregations on a one-time basis for capital needs.

Capital Loan/Grant Fund of Presbytery Requirements

Capital Loan Application 

Helpful links for Synod and PC(USA) Grants

Synod of the Northeast: Innovation through Funding
The Synod of the Northeast is committed to nurturing and incubating innovation in Presbyterian gospel communities within our geographic bounds. Learn more about innovation grants.

PC(USA) Mission Program Grants
In partnership with synods and presbyteries, Mission Program Grants provides supplemental, short-term, and start-up funding for new congregations, transforming congregations and congregational-based ministries that reflect the denomination’s commitment to inclusiveness, diversity and ecumenicity. Grants are provided to participants in the 1001 New Worshiping Communities.

Self-Development of People Grants
These grants empower economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression and injustice.  Learn more.

PC(USA) Financial Aid for Service
The Office of Financial Aid for Service awards more than 1 million dollars annually to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Criteria for each program may be reviewed by clicking on one of the options below. Students may receive a loan and either one grant or scholarship from this office.  Learn more about these loans.