A grant for work that benefits women of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination.

WebThe Disciples Women’s Endowment Fund (DWEF) was established in 1990 as the Women’s Endowment Fund (WEF) to provide the opportunity to contribute to a permanent fund that benefits the work, both now and in the future, of women in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This fund allows women, both the donor and the recipient, the opportunity to make a tremendous difference in the shaping of the world to come through decisions they make today. Through this fund, the visions and dreams of women grant recipients are made real as they share the good news and minister in the name of Jesus Christ throughout their congregations and communities. The funds are invested through the Christian Church Foundation to keep pace with inflation and produce a steady stream of income.


Only the interest on the investments is used to support grant requests, and
first priority is given to ministry which benefits the entire women’s network.

WEF or DWEF? Information to explain 2015 renaming to DWEF.

Need to Know:

Contact Information

Mail your completed applications with supporting documents to:

Disciples Women’s Ministries Regenia Smith – DWEF PO Box 1986 Indianapolis, IN 46206 Or email them to Regenia Smith

Brochure download

A PDF file is available of the tri-fold brochure introducing you to the Women’s Endowment Fund. Also included is a form for your tax-deductible donation (check with your accountant) to this fund to help women grow, attain their dreams and continue women’s work in the church.

Who are some of the people who have benefited?

  • The PSW regional NAPAD women have received training to empower them to find their own God-given Christ-affirmed purpose and voice in women’s ministry.
  • The homeless and hungry have been taught skills and raised food in Oregon thanks to the DWEF grant to build container gardens as a women’s outreach project.
  • Young women received training, at Inter-regional meetings, to learn what it means to be a Disciples woman and how they can become leaders.
  • Various Disciples women-led community organizations will receive funding to increase their outreach.
  • The QA 2010 drama “Can You Hear Me” was able to give more performances to reach more people to raise awareness of human trafficking and its toll on individual women.

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