Fund a Mission

Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.

– Deuteronomy 15:10

Apply for a Fund for Mission Grant for Your Congregation

In 1997, the Metropolitan Chicago Synod created a mission endowment fund for the purpose of assisting congregations to energize and extend the reach of their mission. The primary purpose of these grants is to stimulate creative approaches to evangelical outreach, or invitational evangelism. Congregations that have previously received funding may, after a year, apply for one follow-up grant for the same project. Congregations may only receive one grant per calendar year.

The form is designed for clarity and consistency in the requests. More importantly, it emphasizes that strong preference will be given to the requests that are part of an integrated mission plan emphasizing the importance of a comprehensive vision built around the intersection of:

  • Proclamation: Worship, Faith Sharing, Invitation into Christian Community
  • Service: Ministries of Compassion and Generosity toward those in need
  • Justice: Working toward social and economic structures that allow access and opportunity for all


  • Applicants must use the provided form (above in PDF format) in order for their project to be considered.
  • Failure to provide the requested report describing the project’s result prevents congregations from being considered for future Fund for Mission grants.
  • Applications may be saved and attached to an email and sent to the synod office at .

Application Deadlines

Submission Deadline

April 1

October 1

Grant Award




The form is in PDF and may be filled-out and emailed as an attachment to the synod office.  Please save the form with your last name.  Save it to your desktop before completing it.

If you have any questions about the Fund for Mission, please contact or 773-248-0021.


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Metropolitan Chicago Synod Office

Ph: 773-248-0021

Address: 1420 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

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