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2020 Angel Tear Ministries Fund Grant Application

2020 Angel Tear Ministries Fund Grant Application

Motivated by Christ and His Gospel to help those in need, the Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation is pleased to invite you to submit an application for a grant from our Angel Ministries Fund. Concordia believes that we should direct our God-given blessings to support the work of Christians already proclaiming the Gospel and showing His love to those who need it.

Should you choose to apply for an Angel Tear Ministries Fund grant for the 2020 calendar year, please bear the following in mind in preparing your organization’s application:

  • Grants will only be extended to faith-based organizations. Preference will be given to those organizations requesting grant assistance for projects regarding service to children, the poor or malnourished, the underserved or underrepresented, the elderly, and/or the unchurched.
  • Concordia prefers to extend grant assistance to organizations that focus their proposals on programming over those that focus on capital improvements, administrative costs/salaries, or transportation.
  • Your project should encourage the individuals and/or community being served to do everything (however small) to help themselves. While all persons rely upon God for intervention and assistance, people being helped by Concordia-funded projects should also be advancing toward assuming greater (not less) responsibility for helping themselves.
  • The plan should be described as simply as appropriate and focus on “who, what, where, why and when.” The description of project objectives should make clear that the objectives are achievable within the defined timeframe and under the plan’s conditions.
  • Concordia’s goal is to provide “pump-priming” resources with the hope that after the initial investment, the project could continue to function and be sustained by local/other resources. To this end, please limit your grant application to no more than 50% of the project’s total anticipated costs. Concordia does not intend to either provide the full cost of a project or nurture a culture of over-reliance or entitlement on the part of the grantee, as there are no guarantees that previous grantees will receive funding in subsequent granting cycles.
  • The project proposal should include an explanation of how the success (or lack thereof) of the project will be evaluated and described. Mainly, prepare to answer the questions (1) “Did we do what we said we were going to do?” (2) “Did our work make a positive difference? (3) “How do we know?”

The deadline to submit your application is September 30, 2019. Thank you in advance for your work to better God’s Kingdom. For questions or concerns regarding this application or the Angel Tear Ministries Fund, please contact Concordia Development Manager Larissa Yates at 724-352-1571, ext. 8363 or giving@concordialm.org.

Please complete the form below in full. Have your materials and information ready, as you cannot save your responses and finish the form at a later date.
Official name of organization applying for grant(*)
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Tax Identification Number(*)
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Organization Mailing Address(*)
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Phone Number(*)
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Fax Number(*)
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Web Address(*)
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Executive Director(*)
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Contact Person/Title (if different from Executive Director)
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Contact Person Email Address(*)
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Does the organization applying have 501(c)(3) tax exempt status? (Yes or No)(*)
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Do you have any affiliation with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod? (Yes or No)
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Is applicant a church body with exempt status? (Yes or No)(*)
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Year of organization's founding?(*)
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Organization's Vision Statement(*)
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Organization's Mission Statement(*)
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Geographic Area & Population Served(*)
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Is this a new grant application or a continuation application?(*)
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Project Name(*)
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Primary Project Administrator(*)
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Project Purpose (in 100 words or less)(*)
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Amount Requested(*)
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Total Project Budget(*)
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*It is the preference of the Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation not to award grants in excess of 50% of your project budget.
Project Goals (3 maximum)(*)
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Grant Project Start Date(*)
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Geographic Area & Population Served by this Project/Program(*)
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I CERTIFY, TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, THAT: 1. The tax-exempt status of this Organization is in effect, 2. This Organization does not support or engage in any terrorist activity, and 3. If a grant is awarded to this Organization, the proceeds of that grant will not be distributed to or used to benefit any organization or individual for any unlawful purpose.
Your Full Name (this constitutes your binding electronic signature)(*)
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Grant Request Narrative (not to exceed 3 pages) (*)
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Narrative must include: A. Describe in detail the project, purpose for the project and funding need B. Project time frame showing start and end dates C. Describe how the project/program will be evaluated through measurable outcomes. D. Include a detailed project budget showing income and expenses
Copy of IRS Determination of 501(c)(3) tax exempt status(*)
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Copy of most recent 990 (if required to file)
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Most recent Audited Financial Report(*)
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Roster of Board of Directors and Key Staff Members(*)
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Current Operating Budget Summary(*)
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Where did you hear about the Angel Tear Ministries grant program?
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