Churches are well-known for helping with charitable works in the community. They fund and assist with programs like meals for the homeless, food banks and other community services. Most churches have volunteers to help with these programs, but sometimes the church budgets don’t allow them the financial freedom to do as much as they would like. Many churches, though funding projects in the community, are grossly underfunded themselves. You can be awarded churches grants from various endowments and corporations, as well as some government entities. These monies can help your church flourish in all your good works.
Grants will generally only be awarded to faith-based groups if they have specific needs to address. In the case of Churches Grants, these needs may vary from construction of a new church or church building, to setting up a community center for the homeless. There are various grants available, and consulting companies can help you learn to properly write a grant request, so that you can find the funding for the current goals that your church has.
The term church obviously does not refer only to the building where you worship. A church is a congregation that meets to worship and serve God. Churches grants can help new or struggling parishes to construct buildings to meet in and to use for service to the community. These grants may be used for remodeling existing buildings or building new ones. Were it not for grants, some towns would not even have a place for homeless people to sleep and eat, or any programs that aid people in getting back on their feet. These grant monies help churches to perform vital functions in the community.
Learning grant writing is an all-important skill, because it can mean the difference between having funds to help the church and its community, or not. If you use the services of a company, they can help you perfect your grant writing, as well as finding the possible grants that would be most beneficial to your faith-based organization. Low cost services are available to aid your group in obtaining churches grants.
Applying for help in obtaining your 501(c)(3) status and then writing grants will enable your organization to obtain funding for projects that will benefit your congregation and your community. Select a company with high quality services to help you to obtain grant monies. These services are available in the United States and many foreign countries as well.
Jeffrey J. Rodman is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a Certified Grants Specialist (CGS). He is an experienced grantwriter, fundraiser, nonprofit executive, and public speaker who operates Here-4-You Christian Grant Consulting and Church Grant Writing providing consultation for grant writing to Christian ministries and Churches worldwide. Jeffrey received his BS and his M.Ed. from George Mason University. He has written 100’s proposals, secured millions of dollars in funding, and maintains a funding rate of nearly 80%. He has successfully managed over 25 different grants as a grant administrator and has also served as a grant reviewer on a state, federal, and local level as well as on foundation review panels.