Friends General Conference

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Friends Meeting House Fund

Meeting Practices

60 Years of Friends Helping Friends

Is Your Meeting Too Small, in Need of Repairs, or Too Drafty?

The Friends Meeting House Fund (FMHF) helps meetings renovate, build and purchase meeting houses through loans and grants.  FMHF makes loans for large projects.  FMHF also makes small grants for improving meeting house community spaces and has established the Green Meeting House Fund, which provides grants to Quaker Meetings for energy-saving and other green improvements to their meeting houses.  FMHF Board members, who possess expertise in a variety of real estate disciplines, also can provide your meeting with direct assistance on large projects.

Over the past 60 years, the Fund has loaned or granted over $4,600,000 to more than 200 Quaker Meetings in 18 yearly meetings. Inquiries and requests for loans continue to be received from meetings all over North America, indicating healthy growth within the Society of Friends.

The Green Meeting House Fund provides sustainability/green grants to Quaker meetings. These grants are used for energy audits and green improvements, such as more efficient heating and cooling systems.

Results of the 2014 Shapiro+Raj nationwide survey on the impact of Friends Meeting House Fund

Find out more with the Friends Meeting House Fund Brochure, share it with your meeting.

Are you interested in:

Buying or building a meeting house?
A grant for your meeting?