Grants are a great way to finance ministry projects, both personal and communal. Check out the opportunities below!
Creative Ministry Grants allow congregations to try new ministries. These grants are typically made toward new projects or where there is a program shift or growth opportunity. Individual grants range from $350-1500. When the next funding window opens it will be posted here.
The ELCA provides grants and scholarships to support the ministries of individuals, congregations, synods, partners and companion churches.
ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants accompany congregations and their partners throughout the United States and Caribbean as they draw on the strengths of communities to address local issues such as food security, clean water, housing, job readiness, human rights, policy change, leadership development and more. Together, these ministries are part of a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger — for good.
Other grant opportunities
The Rural Organizing Fellowship is intended for rural folks between the ages of 16 and 30 years old who are eager to organize and make change in their small town, rural, or frontier community.
The Lilly Endowment funds significant programs throughout the United States, especially in the field of religion.