2020 LCEF District Outreach Grants
The Lutheran Church Extension Fund is a nonprofit ministry of the Church; therefore, fiscal year end operating results are put right back into mission and ministry. LCEF is blessed by strong investors and faithful borrowers. Grant funds are available for LCMS organizations in the following districts of the Central Region: Iowa District East, Iowa District West, Minnesota North, Minnesota South, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Wisconsin.
Each grant is $1,000.
All member LCMS organizations in the following districts of the Central Region are eligible: Iowa District East, Iowa District West, Minnesota North, Minnesota South, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Wisconsin.
To be considered for a grant, the organization must:
1. Conduct a specific outreach event/project designed to reach those who don't know Christ within one year of receipt of this grant.
2. Reflect the goals of LCEF’s mission statement.
3. Provide photos and a written summary of the outreach event/project funded by this grant to your LCEF district vice president (within one year of receipt of grant) for promotional purposes. Previous winners who have not submitted feedback will not be considered for this year’s award.
This completed application must be accompanied by a typed one page* description of your organization’s specific outreach event/project. This narrative should describe the outreach event/project, goals and provide reasons why your organization should be selected as an LCEF District Outreach Grant recipient. (When applying online, you will be asked to upload your narrative in a PDF or Microsoft Word format.)
*Please note, narratives of more than one page in length will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by Jan. 31, 2020.
Entries will be evaluated by a panel of LCEF staff and volunteers.
Consider inclusion of diverse populations, clearly identify responsibilities, time lines, follow up steps and financial feasibility if grant is received.