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August 28, 2012
Wheat Ridge Ministries Receives $70,830 Grant from the Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation
Itasca, IL – Wheat Ridge Ministries recently received a $70,830 grant from the Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation to support its Burst Project Grant program. Burst Project Grants are one-time grants of up to $5,000 for a human care ministry project designed and led by young adult leaders in the Lutheran community.
“I am so grateful for the generous support from the Batterman Family Foundation,” said Dr. Rick Herman, president of Wheat Ridge Ministries. “Receiving this grant will help us expand our seeding efforts of projects initiated by young adults. It’s very exciting to be able to assist talented and dedicated young adults who are filled with faith and a desire to make an impact in the lives of others!”
Young adults today are being led by faith to respond to significant human care needs in their community. They are an untapped source for inspired solutions and leadership. Their projects often need a little “burst” of support and guidance to get off the ground – that’s what the Burst Project grants are all about.
The Foundation’s grant will provide funding of up to $5,000 for young adult-led projects and additionally, grantees will also receive professional consultation and feedback from Wheat Ridge staff to assist in implementing an innovative and feasible project; be connected with a ministry mentor, when possible, to help guide the project; and participate in a gathering of other Burst Project leaders, hosted by Wheat Ridge.
Young adults between the ages of 20-35 can apply for a Burst Project grant by emailing a completed application packet to email@example.com. Review of proposals is ongoing, with grants awarded quarterly.
Wheat Ridge Ministries provides start-up funding and resources to inspired leaders in congregations and nonprofit organizations beginning new and innovative human care initiatives. They focus on improving personal wellness of body, mind and spirit. Currently, more than 70 Lutheran-affiliated ministries around the world are receiving assistance through Wheat Ridge. To learn more, please visit www.wheatridge.org.