Otto Legacy Grants

The Otto Legacy Fund was established as a new permanent fund of the endowment of Meridian Street following the sale of Camp Otto on June 7, 2005.

The purpose of the fund is to use the income generated by the endowment principle to

• support activities that directly benefit fellowship and spiritual formation of the Meridian Street UMC youth through mission work, retreats and camping experiences.
• benefit fellowship and spiritual development of other Meridian Street groups
• outreach to Indianapolis area disadvantaged youth for camping and other suitable, enriching and developmental experiences.

Organizations within Meridian Street as well as other charitable entities are invited and encouraged to complete the application for funding from The Otto Legacy Fund (OLF). Grant requests are to be submitted using the Charitable Funding Request Form specific for the OLF. You can download the grant application here.

Grant requests must be received by the committee no later than January 25, April 25, and October 25 to be considered for review. The requesting entity will be informed by letter of the approval or denial of the grant.

Hansman Trust Grants

In honor of Mrs. Florence Hansman, Meridian Street offers grants to organizations to support experimental ministry and outreach projects. Hansman Grant Application can be downloaded here. Organizations within Meridian Street as well as other charitable entities are invited  to complete the application. All forms should be returned to the church office.

Please address all inquiries regarding the Otto Legacy Fund to Rev. Mary Dicken, Pastor of Mission and Discipleship.