The John Richard Memorial Endowment for Fine and Performing Arts was established by his family as a loving and living memorial to him. His love for music and theater performance was a large part of his talented but short life.

The Endowment awards annual grants of up to $500 to National Association member churches of 200 members or less which are planning a Fine or Performing Arts event in their Church. Application deadline is April 15th and funds must be used by the following April.

The event program or bulletin must make mention of the John Richard Memorial Endowment Grant and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.  A copy of this program or bulletin must be submitted to the NACCC. Grant recipients will be contacted and asked to complete and submit a Grant Report (a brief questionnaire) within 30 days of the event for which funds were received.

How to Apply 

Download and complete the John Richard Memorial Endowment Grant Application and return to NACCC office via email, fax, or regular mail.  Applications received after the stated deadline cannot be considered.

The NACCC seeks and encourages contributions to the fund so that it may extend assistance to an increasing number of Churches.

John Richard Memorial Endowment Grant Application

John Richard Memorial Endowment Final Report