Guidelines & Themes

  1. Grants are made to Christ-centered organizations that share their faith in Jesus in word and deed with others throughout the world.
  2. Grants are made to organizations and projects which address the following themes:
    • Leadership: Preparation and training of servant leaders for the church and marketplace. The Foundation favors mentoring and discipleship of indigenous leadership in the least evangelized world.
    • Poverty: Community development (including economic, health, agriculture, water, and education initiatives), primarily in the developing world.
    • Reconciliation and Justice: Intervention and advocacy on behalf of people suffering injustice, oppression and persecution. Protection for refugees and displaced people around the world, and efforts which seek to end the conditions that create displacement. Promotion of reconciliation and healing among current and historic enemies. Establishing religious liberty for all.
    • Relational Evangelism and Discipleship: Establishing  credibility through genuine, faithful relationships which lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
    • Children at Risk: Outreach and support of vulnerable children, protecting them from abuse and unfair treatment, and helping them to develop and thrive as healthy human beings.
  3. Grants are generally made in support of programs and operating expenses, and rarely for capital projects. Only organizations with a prior funding relationship with the Foundation are eligible for general operating grants.
  4. Grants are made to non-denominational parachurch organizations.
  5. Domestically, grants are made to agencies that have a national impact, except for local agencies serving the citizens of the Puget Sound Region (primarily King, Pierce and Snohomish counties).
  6. Grants are generally limited to 10 percent of total operating revenue.
  7. Grants are generally for one year’s duration. Multiple year requests are considered for special projects, subject to annual review.
  8. Grants are made to organizations holding a United States Internal Revenue Service letter verifying public 501(c)(3) status.
  9. Organizations applying for program funding must practice full control of donated funds, discretion over their use and evaluation of their program’s effectiveness.
  10. Organizations are eligible to apply once per year. Consideration of more than one proposal annually requires permission from the Foundation.

At this time the Foundation does not fund:

  • Missionary-sending organizations
  • Churches
  • Local initiatives in the U.S. outside of the Puget Sound Region
  • Conduit fundraising agencies/fiscal agents
  • Scholarships or fellowships to individuals
  • Endowments
  • Emergency Disaster Relief
  • Debt retirement
  • Lobbying or influencing elections or legislation
  • Audio, video and literature production and distribution
  • Media organizations including production and airtime