Domestic Hunger Grants

The ELCA World Hunger-funded Domestic Hunger Grants support ministries that offer hope and assistance to many thousands of people who experience poverty and hunger in the United States. These grants do more than just give food to people who are hungry — in addition to immediate relief programs, ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants fund projects in community development and community-based organizing and advocacy that strengthen the foundations of communities impacted by hunger and poverty.

In 2014, this program allocated a total of $821,050 to support 384 domestic projects and programs ranging from congregational food pantries to weekend backpack programs for children to job training and living-wage advocacy campaigns. ELCA World Hunger-funded Domestic Hunger Grants make a difference.

  • Advocacy: 8 programs, $15,500
  • Development: 65 programs, $158,075
  • Organizing: 51 programs, $116,300
  • Relief: 260 programs, $531,175
     
     



IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE DOMESTIC HUNGER GRANTS CYCLE AND PROCESS

We will begin accepting applications for the next Domestic Hunger Grant cycle in May or June of 2015 (for funding considerations in 2016-2017). Please check back at that time.

NEW APPLICANTS: (New applicants are organizations that DID NOT receive a Domestic Hunger Grant in 2014.)

  • These applicants must apply for funding in 2015 in order to be considered for a grant.
     

APPLICANTS FUNDED IN 2014: (Effective with the 2014-2015 grant cycle, applicants are now eligible for funding across TWO consecutive years.)

  • NO APPLICATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR 2015 FUNDING CONSIDERATIONS.
  • Rather, second-year funding will be contingent upon the successful completion of an organizational update (i.e., changes in address, contact info, etc.) and program evaluation form (i.e., progress indicators, etc.)
  • Organization update and program evaluation forms will be posted here and available beginning Nov. 1, 2014, for submission on or before Dec. 31, 2014.
     

APPLICANTS COMPLETING THE 3 YEAR CYCLE: (These organizations were those funded in 2013-2014, whose process formerly required an application to be submitted for each year of funding.)

  • NO APPLICATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR 2015 FUNDING CONSIDERATIONS.
  • Each returning applicant must provide an organization update (i.e., changes in address, contact info, etc.) and a program evaluation form (i.e., progress indicators, etc.).
  • Organization update and program evaluation forms will be posted here beginning Nov. 1, 2014 for submission on or before December 31, 2014.

 

Link  Click here to view the hunger grant guidelines and application.

Word  Community Organizing Program Evaluation

Word  Development Services Program Evaluation

Word  Relief Services Program Evaluation

Grants Process


We will begin accepting applications for the next domestic hunger grant cycle in May or June of 2015.

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