Grant writing courses will help you apply and get funded

Ministry leaders from across North Carolina – particularly those with little or no grant writing experience – are invited to hear from experts and confer with peers.

Among the topics:

These events, offered in cooperation with the NC Rural Center, are designed for clergy, staff and lay leaders from the Western North Carolina and North Carolina Conferences.

How to inquire: Please click here to contact Annalee Allen to inquire about availability for these sessions.

Faith-based grants for churches typically are available for any church. Specific organizations may have their own guidelines – for example, an organization may only offer grants to churches in urban areas. Others may be for churches with memberships of under 300 people. In both cases, the collection plate may not bring in enough money to cover expenses.

By searching for your specific needs, you’ll find it easier to find a church grant that works for your congregation.

There is one important thing that applies to every church seeking a grant. You must ensure that your church has a 501(c)(3) IRS ruling. This establishes your church as a non-profit organization. You cannot receive grants from either the government or a private foundation if your organization is not a 501(c)(3).

Workshops: Grant Writing 101

Online event: Funders Forum with NC Rural Center’s Faith in Rural Communities

 

Stories you may be interested in

Foundation welcomes ‘one of our biggest cheerleaders’

For many years, Caroline has been a friend and supporter of the Foundation, having served on the Board of Directors in an ex-officio capacity while on Conference staff.

Learn more >

Discover best practices in church finance. Here’s how.

In today’s world, financial accountability is probably more important than ever. People want to know their church is keeping track — and doing the best it can — with the gifts they’re giving.

Learn more >

From the rubble, a small town church finds renewed purpose

Six months after a wall collapse left the sanctuary in ruins, the 100-year-old congregation finds itself in a most unlikely season of revival.

Read more >