Some Important Definitions
A Grant is a sum of money awarded by a
funder. Most grants are awarded to 501 (c) (3)
organizations. There are specific
requirements for any grant awarded.
A Grant Application/Proposal is a request
for monetary support, submitted in writing to a
government agency, foundation or corporation.
They may range from 2-40+ pages, depending on
who you’re applying with.
An Annual Report is a document issued by
foundations, corporations and other non-profits
that details their year’s activities, income and
expenses. These are valuable to grant seekers
for providing information about funders’
interests and priorities, as well as the average
amount of their awards.
501 (c) (3)
is that part of the IRS tax code which sanctions
the majority of tax-exempt organizations. It is
the commonest kind of non-profit designation.
Donations made to a 501 (c) (3) organization are
Many areas of the U.S. have a Regional
Association of Grantmakers that includes
many, if not all, local funders. They may
publish membership directories, common
application forms and other helpful information
about their association members.
Three Basic Types of Grants Available
There are many
different types of grants available,
but they basically
fall into three categories..........Read
Lilly Endowment recently gave grants to 132 churches
for rejuvenation. A Roanoke pastor at Calvary
Baptist received $44,270 to take a journey to
Great Britain for a time of reflection and
renewal. Pastor Britt will follow the footsteps
of Celtic Christians who years ago inhabited the
More info on Lilly Endowment.
Partners for Sacred Places is the
only national, non-sectarian, nonprofit
organization dedicated to the sound stewardship
and active community use of America's older
religious properties. Founded in 1989 by
religious, historic preservation and
philanthropic leaders, Partners provides
assistance to the people who care for sacred
places and promotes an understanding of how
these places sustain communities.
Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Cfmt helps fund non-profit
organizations and projects. If you are in Middle
Tyndale House Foundation Grants
The Foundation seeks to encourage the production
and distribution of Bibles, teaching materials,
magazines, and other Christian literature. It
seeks to support programs that are initiated by,
or provide training and experience for nationals
in many lands. In today’s digital environment,
it also considers various other media in this
category such as radio, TV, websites, digital
publishing and education.
Other Evangelical Work:
The Foundation seeks to support programs that
challenge others to take an active ongoing role
in the proposed project. It seeks to support
training and leadership development. The
Foundation rarely contributes to building
projects, libraries, individual scholarships, or
Local Ministry Programs:
Because the Foundation is located in the Greater
Chicago Metropolitan area, it has a commitment
to help support programs in our local community
by making a limited number of grants in this
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Values Foundation of Chattanooga TN is planning
to give $1 Billion Dollars to those who
qualify.... for info
GRANTS FOR CHURCHES
Over 80% of the funds set aside by the US
Government for churches have gone unclaimed!
Most churches have not explored the potential of
receiving funding from Uncle Sam to carry our
ministry in their community.
White House Faith Based Initiative can help.
Here for More Information!
The Pembroke Foundation assists new churches
(less than 1 year old) in Florida and some other
areas with funds to help start a new church or
mission, SBC related.