Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Financial Aid

Gathering prices are Pay as Led. No scholarships needed this year.

Because the 2021 FGC Gathering: Way Will Open is Pay as Led, we are not offering scholarships or workgrants. Instead, we ask that you prayerfully consider your volunteer contribution to the Gathering, your financial resources, and the value the Gathering brings to Friends and to your own life when you choose your fee level.

We have three set fee levels, as well as a fourth option, "Choose Your Price," where you can write-in a different price that you are able to pay. 

  • Abundant Sharing: this amount covers the cost of your attendance plus an extra amount towards others attending, helping to equalize the cost for everyone
  • Traditional Price: this amount covers the cost for your attendance at the Gathering
  • Limited Resources: for those with limited financial resources who want to pay a set price
  • Choose Your Price: if none of the above options seem right for you, you can write-in your own price

Any payment you make beyond Traditional Price is considered a donation to FGC and is tax deductible.

View the 2021 Gathering event packages and fee scale.

Workgrants

Volunteer Roles at the 2021 Gathering

The Gathering is using a Pay as Led model this year. The Gathering has always been made possible by the commitment, dedication, and time of the volunteers and Friends in workgrant positions. If you are volunteering in a capacity that would usually be a workgrant position we ask that you prayerfully consider your volunteer contribution to the Gathering, your financial resources, and the value the Gathering brings to Friends and to your own life when you choose your fee level.

Grants

Grants for People of Color are available. In exceptional cases, grants for access to the 2021 Gathering (in the form of WiFi, devices, cellular data connection) will be available to People of Color through the Bayard Rustin Fund. Learn more and apply here.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Young AdultsSpecial scholarships are available to young adults (ages 18-35) in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting region, as part of PhlYM's Travel & Witness grant. If you are a young adult in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting region you can access this grant when you register for the Gathering. On the page where you choose your fee level, you can select Choose Your Price and enter $0 or whatever amount you would like to pay.