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 2015, this program allocated a total of $739,075 to support 324 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: 6 programs, $15,500
  • Development: 58 programs, $148,725
  • Organizing: 41 programs, $106,400
  • Relief: 219 programs, $468,450

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE DOMESTIC HUNGER GRANTS CYCLE & PROCESS

The Domestic Hunger Grant application becomes available May 1stand is due July 10, 2015.

The application is for a two-year funding period

  • Applicants will not be required to complete an application for 2017 funding considerations.
  • Second year funding will be contingent upon the completion of an Organizational Information Update and Evaluation form.
  • The Organizational Information Update and Evaluation form will become available November 01, 2016 for submission on or before December 16, 2016.
  • New applicants are organizations that DID NOT receive a Domestic Hunger Grant in 2014/15.

New Applicants Apply in

1st Year Funds

2nd Year Funds

2015 for 2016/2017

2016

2017

 

APPLICANTS COMPLETING THE PREVIOUS 2 YEAR CYCLE:

Funded in 2014/2015

Are Ineligible for 2016/2017 funding


Application Process (english)
Proceso de Solicitud (espanol)

Evaluation Forms:

Criteria for activities supported by ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants is outlined here. Word

Grants Process


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

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Proceso de Becas


Estamos aceptando solicitudes para el ciclo 2015

Proceso de Solicitud