The Lilly Endowment invites proposals for the Christian Parenting & Caregiving Initiative. This initiative is designed to support caregivers and parents in sharing their faith and values with children. The deadline for submissions is February 13, 2023.
The United States allows eligible charities to submit proposals for new or enhanced programs that support one or both of these objectives.
- Assisting congregations (especially pastors and children and youth ministry staff, and congregational volunteers leaders), by providing educational opportunities, resources, and programs that will help create or strengthen ministries.
- Assisting Christian parents and caregivers with resources and programs that help them adapt to changing times and share their Christian faith and values to their children.
Eligible organizations can submit proposals up to $1.25million that could be used to plan and implement programs for up five years. The Endowment expects to award approximately 60 grants to charities that submit compelling and promising proposals.
You can apply for 501(c),(3) and public charity status in the United States if your organization is a charitable organization. The Endowment is particularly interested in proposals from colleges and universities of theology, churches resourcing agencies and publishing houses, national or regional denominational judicatories and camps and retreat centres, as well as other religious organisations.
A proposal is not required to be submitted without a letter of intent or an interest form. The online Christian Parenting initiative Application Form allows eligible charities to submit complete proposals.
Passport Inc., a Birmingham-based student ministry, announced Jan. 11 that it received $1 million from The Lilly Endowment. This grant will be used to support The Growing Faith Initiative. It offers digital resources, engagement opportunities, and access to spiritual activities for families with children and youth.
Passport was awarded a $50,000 planning grant by Lilly Endowment in March 2022 to help explore faith formation projects for families. Passport received the second grant from Lilly Endowment to help implement the projects that were identified during the planning process. This included the daily devotional site d365.org which offers families more resources and engagement opportunities. According to Passport Inc., the main goal of the Growing Faith Initiative was to provide tools and resources to parents for informal faith conversations that can be integrated into daily life.
More information on grant opportunities through the Lilly Endowment is available here and here and by email at [email protected]
Click the link to learn more about applying for grants to finance ministry projects.
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