We need to install a screen, projector, microphones and support equipment in our church sanctuary. This will be used primarily by our youth and senior citizens programs.
Where may we get a grant of up to $15,000 for this media equipment?
Christian Church, Wanamaker, IN
Thank you for contacting GrantWatch.com with your question. I am sure that there are many institutions with similar needs who will gain from the following information.
Though you require equipment for your Church, the focus for your grant search should not be for grants which specifically fund the installation of a screen, projector, microphones and support equipment. The best way for you to achieve your goal is to focus on grants that support the programs you wish to provide for, i.e. youth and/or senior citizens.
If your nonprofit status is under a religious institution, I recommend searching for grants given to faith based institutions. This information will be included in the grant’s eligibility requirements.
Additionally, searching for intergenerational programs might also be helpful.
Once you find the grants that might be appropriate for funding your equipment, you will need to create an attractive proposal which will help you secure the funding that you need. The focus of your proposal should be that in order to run your youth and senior citizen programs successfully, you require the acquisition of specific equipment such as a screen, projector, etc. Be sure to describe the equipment usage in your application objectives, goals and activities and include equipment costs in your excel budget and budget narrative.
If you do not have experience with writing a grant proposal, it might be worthwhile to retain the services of a professional to either assist with writing the entire proposal or review the proposal which has been created. Professional grant writers are experts in determining the best way to present information so the application is accepted and the grant is awarded.
Another possibility for you to receive the equipment you need is to ask the Executive Director of your organization for assistance. He/she should network and set-up private meetings with the CEO’s of your local stores or corporations. A request can be made for these companies to donate surplus or open box equipment. They may even be able to get a tax deduction for their donation to your church.
I hope that this information will be helpful to you. We wish you much success in not only acquiring your needed equipment but also in implementing quality programs to benefit all the members of your church.
All the best to you and yours,
CEO & Founder