Hunger Education Funding Program
ELCA World Hunger Education Funding
Request for Proposals
Fiscal Year 2012
ELCA World Hunger works to end domestic and international hunger by addressing the root causes of poverty. Through a comprehensive and compassionate program that uses multiple strategies, ELCA World Hunger addresses the complex causes of hunger and poverty around the world and close to home. ELCA World Hunger funds support work that furthers the objectives and guidelines of ELCA World Hunger (www.elca.org/hunger/guidelines).
All requests for ELCA World Hunger Education
funding must meet the Hunger Education
objectives as defined in the ELCA World Hunger Guidelines, AND
- Educate and mobilize congregations and synods,
- Influence this church toward better action and engagement against hunger, and
- Encourage greater participation in the anti-hunger work of the ELCA.
* Proposals that engage youth are of particular interest for the 2012 year.
ELCA World Hunger has identified the following priorities for educational funding:
- Opportunity for experiential learning, including transformative travel
- Women, children and hunger
- Climate change/environment and hunger
- HIV and AIDS and hunger
- The continued prevalence of hunger in the United States
If your organization seeks funding for work in hunger relief, development, community organizing, or advocacy you may need to apply for a Domestic Hunger Grant. Please refer to the Domestic Hunger grant information at www.elca.org/grantinghope.
We will be accepting proposals during three funding cycles for 2012. The first cycle will be awarded after April 30, the second cycle will be awarded after August 31, and the third cycle will be awarded after December 31. Proposals must be received by the cycle deadlines to be considered for that cycle. Please email two- to three-page hunger education proposals to Henry.Martinez@elca.org by the cycle deadline for consideration of potential fiscal year 2012 hunger education funding. All proposals must be received by December 31 to be considered for funding. Incomplete or late proposals cannot be considered.
The two- to three-page proposals must be submitted by a non-profit charitable organization classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a 501(c)(3), and must:
- Summarize how the proposal relates to the ELCA World Hunger Education Objectives and Guidelines identified at: www.elca.org/hunger/guidelines.
- Summarize how the proposal:
Summarize the implementation and sustainability plan, including identification of additional funded sources if needed.
Include two or three specific, measurable goals by which the success of your proposal’s implementation will be evaluated.
State the amount of funding you are proposing; attach a program (if applicable) and organizational budget.
Demonstrate an ELCA connection with one letter of support by an ELCA pastor, bishop, or Lutheran agency/institution that explains how a relationship between the organization and ELCA World Hunger impacts/enhances each other’s work and furthers the objectives and guidelines of ELCA World Hunger. Do not include a letter of support from yourself.
Include your organization’s name, address, contact person, email, phone number, and tax ID number with your proposal
- Educates and mobilizes ELCA congregations and synods;
- Influences the church towards better action and engagement against hunger; an
- Encourages greater participation in the anti-hunger work of the ELCA.
Please direct questions to Henry.Martinez@elca.org. Thank you for your efforts to fight hunger and poverty.