Guidelines & Themes
- Grants are made to Christ-centered organizations that share their faith in Jesus in word and deed with others throughout the world.
- Grants are made to organizations and projects which address the following themes:
- Leadership: We support organizations that prepare and train leaders for the church and marketplace. The Foundation favors instruction, mentoring and discipleship of existing indigenous leaders in the least evangelized world.
- Poverty: We support organizations that alleviate urban and rural poverty with a local emphasis on homelessness and in the developing world through community development including agriculture, economic, education, health and water initiatives.
- Justice and Reconciliation: We support organizations involved in the intervention and advocacy on behalf of people suffering injustice, oppression and persecution. We support organizations that promote reconciliation and healing among current and historic enemies.
- Faith and Discipleship: We support organizations that lead people to become followers of Christ through genuine, faithful relationships.
- Children at Risk: We support organizations that assist vulnerable children, protecting them from abuse and unfair treatment, helping them to develop and thrive as healthy human beings.
- 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.
- Grants are made to non-denominational parachurch organizations.
- Domestically, grants are made to agencies that have a national impact, except for local agencies serving the citizens of the Puget Sound Region in Western Washington.
- Grants are generally limited to 10 percent of total operating revenue.
- Grants are generally for one year’s duration. Multiple year requests are considered for special projects, subject to annual review.
- Grants are made to organizations holding a United States Internal Revenue Service letter verifying public 501(c)(3) status.
- Organizations applying for program funding must practice full control of donated funds, discretion over their use and evaluation of their program’s effectiveness.
- 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:
- Scholarships or fellowships to individuals
- Debt reduction
- Emergency Disaster Relief
- Missionary sending
- Lobbying or influencing elections or legislation
- Audio, video and literature production and distribution
- Media organizations including production and airtime
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