WHO CAN SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?
Anyone. Hope Lutheran Church (HLC) through their Outreach Gift Distribution Committee (OGDC) encourages church members to let potential applicants know about the grant application process. All grant applications must be submitted by mail (2 copies) or by email using the Outreach Grant Application.
WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS DUE?
Completed application forms should be turned in to Hope Lutheran Church by February 1, 2019.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A GRANT?
An individual or organization, non-profit or for profit, is eligible to receive a grant as long as the stated need aligns with the “spirit of the gift” of the HLC Outreach Gift Distribution Committee.
AFTER COMPLETING AND RETURNING THE APPLICATION, ARE POTENTIAL RECIPIENTS CONTACTED?
Yes. Committee members will research the individual or organization seeking the grant. This may include background information on the organization, financial information, whether the grant will benefit capital, programmatic or human resources, the audience directly impacted from the grant, etc. This information is then shared with the entire committee.
HOW MUCH CAN BE REQUESTED?
Each year, the OGDC has $25,000 to disburse. An individual or organization can request up to this amount. A request does not guarantee that any or all of these funds will be distributed to any applicant.
HOW IS A DECISION REACHED?
The committee reaches consensus on the candidates to be selected for the congregational presentation. Each individual or organization which makes it to this phase will be invited to make a short video in support of the application. This video will be shown to the congregation on March 10, 2019 and the applicants are strongly encouraged to be in attendance at all three services. Members of the congregation then privately cast their vote as to which individual/organization they would like to see receive a grant. The results of voting determine the final applicant selections and automatically prioritize the amount to be awarded to each.
WHEN WILL THE VIDEOS BE SHOWN?
Sunday, March 10, 2019
WHEN DOES THE CONGREGATION VOTE?
March 10 and March 17, 2019
WHEN WILL THOSE WHO RECEIVE GRANTS BE NOTIFIED?
Shortly after March 17, 2019 a committee member will contact the applicant(s) to confirm the grant and its amount.
WHEN WILL GRANT(S) BE DISBURSED?
March 24, 2019
HOW DO I SUBMIT THE COMPLETED APPLICATION?
Applications can be submitted online or you can download and print an application and mail to the church office or scan and submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If mailing, please address to:
Hope Lutheran Church
ATTN: Outreach Gift Distribution Committee
39200 West Twelve Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331