Grants are a great way to finance ministry projects, both personal and communal. Check out the opportunities below!

Oregon Synod Grants

Creative Ministry & DELK grants are available for congregational special projects and youth ministry.

PEER grants. The Oregon Synod (ELCA) in partnership with the NW Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the The Presbytery of the Cascades, is offering grants dedicated to raising funds for food relief.


ELCA grants

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

Rural Organizing Fellowship

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.

Lilly Endowment

The Lilly Endowment funds significant programs throughout the United States, especially in the field of religion.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

The Vision & Call Internship program gives interns the opportunity to consider their vocational direction while gaining meaningful work experience in a nonprofit setting. Grants help faith-based organizations across the Pacific Northwest develop ministry internship programs for young adults, typically traditional-aged college students and recent graduates.