Enabling Faith-based organizations to share God's gifts with those in need.

Grant requests are accepted through May 1st - June 30th of each calendar year. 

SJ/SP Endowment Fund grants may be applied towards projects of any faith-based organization affiliated with the ELCA Northeastern Ohio Synod that introduce people to God's grace and to God's healing and helping presence.

In order to be eligible for SJ/SP Endowment Fund money, grant requests should fulfill one or more of the following uses:

  • Provide seed money for new outreach activities, programs, and/or ministries.
  • Support existing outreach programs which have not yet become self-supporting.
  • Support programs specifically designed to reach people who are not currently being served by the grant applicant.
  • Provide education and/or training for congregation members or staff consistent with the Endowment Fund's outreach mission.  

The SJ/SP Endowment Fund was established in 1992 to preserve and widen the ministry and outreach efforts of the former congregation of St. John/St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The fund is an independent, IRS-qualified 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which makes annual awards from the growth of its core assets, which continue to grow, with distributions in the range of $40,000 annually.

The SJ/SP Endowment Fund may be just the catalyst necessary to convert your idea into action.  

Current members of the SJ/SP Endowment Fund (available for your questions) include:  Sandy Selby, Heather Popio, Jerry Allen, John Knops, Bobbie Fitt, John Reyes and Pastor Jean Hansen.

To apply or for more information, please contact any Committee member, the Faith Lutheran Church office, or email Sandy Selby at sfselby@me.com.

Grant application forms will be available in late April on this site.

Don’t delay-July 1st will be here before you know it.


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