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 online.
WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS DUE?
Completed application forms should be turned in to Hope Lutheran Church by January 31, 2020.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A GRANT?
An individual or non-profit organization 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 at Hope Lutheran Church in support of the application. This video will be shown to the congregation 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 15, 2020
WHEN DOES THE CONGREGATION VOTE?
March 15 and March 22, 2020
WHEN WILL THOSE WHO RECEIVE GRANTS BE NOTIFIED?
Shortly after March 22, 2020 a committee member will contact the applicant(s) to confirm the grant and its amount.
WHEN WILL GRANT(S) BE DISBURSED?
March 29, 2020
HOW DO I SUBMIT THE COMPLETED APPLICATION?
Applications are submitted online.