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“Be strong and courageous … for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Is your congregation inspired to serve a critical need within your community? The Joshua Grant Program aims to provide you with resources to support your ministry!
This partnership between Wheat Ridge and the Chicagoland Region of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will award grants of up to $10,000 over two years to health and human care projects that are new and innovative. Only congregations located within the Chicagoland Region are eligible. The requirement for congregations to contribute matching funds has been removed.
Joshua Grants are funded through the annual Chicago Seeds of Hope Award Event.
Congregations interested in applying for a grant must complete and submit the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover Sheet (attach as a .doc not a .pdf)
- Budget Form
- Proposal Guidelines
- Outcomes Measurement Plan
- IRS 501(c)(3) Confirmation Letter (Organizations located outside of the United States must provide evidence of equivalent corporate or trust status.)
- Letter of support from pastor/clergy or congregation president/chairperson (additional letters from other partners will be accepted)
- Organization’s most recent audited financial report or annual report
Joshua Grant Recipients will be expected to:
- Submit Reports twice a year during the grant period, and two years after the end of the grant period.
- Participate in webinars relevant to the grant project, provided by Wheat Ridge, Thrivent or another organization.
- Participate in one or more of the following approved capacity building activities each year: (Costs for these activities will be reimbursed up to a specified amount.)
- Meet with a consultant regarding an issue relevant to the project – fundraising, board development, program evaluation, etc.
- Attend a conference or workshop relevant to the program.
- Complete an alternative capacity building activity with prior approval from Wheat Ridge staff.
As you prepare your proposal, check our Program Goals to ensure that your project continues to qualify. Proposals will be reviewed by Wheat Ridge, Thrivent, and a Grant Review Committee based on our Grant Review Criteria.
Application deadline is June 3, 2013. Grants announced by July 1.
Questions or requests for assistance in developing a proposal should be directed to the Wheat Ridge Program Office at email@example.com.
Grant Information Webinar
This webinar was led by former Director of Impact Measurement and Grant Services, Kim Loontjer. All of the information in the webinar is still applicable to the current year of the Joshua Grant program, with the exception that the matching funds requirement has been removed.