Assistance Program

The Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions embodies our connectional Church at its best through grants provided to those in need — and supported by the donations of generous individuals.

Through the Assistance Program, the Board of Pensions provides need-based grants to help active and retired ministers, employees, and their families who are members of the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Assistance Program is supported through generous donations, including one-half of the Christmas Joy Offering. Fully 100 percent of each gift received supports the program.

2019 assistance by the numbers


Receive a grant

The Assistance Program is available to help through eight types of grants. Amounts awarded range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. 

Give to those in need

You can help provide critical financial assistance to those in need by donating to the Assistance Program in a variety of ways, including a one-time gift, annual gifts, legacies, and endowments.

Give to the Assistance Program