Seven Grants to Support Faith-Based Organizations

Many people who need help turn to faith-based organizations for the resources they need. Whether feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, or encouraging youth, these organizations provide a lot of good for the community.

GrantWatch has a category specifically for faith-based organizations on its site. It also has a category for Community Services. Today, in honor of all the important work these organizations do, GrantWatch will be sharing a few of the grants currently available for faith-based organizations.

Faith-based organizations include any group that is linked with religion, not necessarily just places of worship. This can include any organization supported by or based on a religious group. Many of these organizations can make real change in their communities because they know the area and have connections.

According to the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, one-third of American adults who volunteer learn about service opportunities through a congregation. In addition, 72 percent of all volunteers say they attend weekly religious services. The organization also notes that about two-thirds of federally-supported residences for the elderly are operated by faith-based organizations.

In order for these groups to continue making a difference, it is important to make sure they have adequate funding. Grants are a good way for these organizations to fund initiatives. Below, are seven grants that are currently available on GrantWatch for faith-based organizations. These grants fund a variety of projects and volunteer work from helping children in need, supporting at-risk youth and crime victims, and partnering with community organizations.

Seven Grants to Help Faith-Based Organizations Stay Faithful

  1. Firstly, there are grants to U.S., Canada, and International nonprofits, and for-profits, government agencies, IHEs, faith-based organizations, NGOs, and individuals to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
  2. Reimbursement grants of up to $1,000 are also available to individuals, organizations, churches, nursing homes, and municipalities for equipment for people with disabilities.
  3. In-kind donations are open to U.S. nonprofit organizations, churches, and newly developed organizations to directly benefit children. The program is to improve the quality of children’s lives by providing toys to those in need. Priority will go to applicants serving children between the ages of 3 and 12.
  4. In addition, there are grants of promotional products to U.S. and Canada nonprofit organizations, registered charities, faith-based organizations, and schools. Promotional materials are for advertising, thanking donors, attracting volunteers, and providing comfort to people in need.
  5. There are also in-kind book donations to libraries, churches, schools, and Peace Corps volunteers. The funding will provide underserved communities with reading material.
  6. Additionally, there are grants to U.S. private and public nonprofits, including IHEs and faith-based organizations, for programs for homeless and runaway youth. Funding is to provide intervention and prevention services to runaway, homeless, and street youth younger than 21 years of age who have been or are at risk of being subjected to sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of trafficking.
  7. Finally, there are opportunities for U.S. nonprofits, schools, and churches to support their charitable missions through donations of reusable electronics. These companies then sell the refurbished products, and the nonprofit connected to the donation receives the proceeds from the sale.
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