Ministry from the Margins Applications Now Open
Applications for the Fund for Ministry from the Margins are now open. Click here to apply online.
The Metropolitan Chicago Synod is giving limited grants to congregations that are doing ministry from the margins. Congregations that are actively engaged in their community, working toward equity and liberation for all, and seeking money to assist in growing their impact on the world around them are encouraged to apply.
Congregations of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod may apply for a $10,000 grant to start. If grant is awarded to an applicant, that applicant cannot apply for another Ministry from the Margins grant during the next calendar year.
Grant requests are evaluated by the Ministry from the Margins Committee. This committee consists of 8-12 members chosen from the synod council and congregations of the synod. The composition of the committee reflects the representational principles that guide all structures of the ELCA. The committee meets twice annually to award grants with grant application deadlines falling on October 1 and April 1 and awards granted in November and May of each calendar year.
The deadline for applications is April 1.
Contact Heather Haynes, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, for more information.