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APPLICATION

Should I Apply?

Qualifications: A Person of Color (POC) is defined as one who claims an ethnic heritage that derives from an African/African American, Native American, Hispanic or Asian culture. 

An evangelical mission ministry is defined as one that directly encourages others, by word or deed, to commit their lives to Christ and to follow His teachings within the context of the Roman Catholic Christian tradition.  

Applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be serving with a charitable or nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity exempt from taxation

  • Understand that this is an application for a matching grant award.

  • Understand all information provided in a grant application is public 

  • Be a Catholic in good standing and agree to support all of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church

 

GRANT GUIDELINES: 

Grants will only be awarded as funds are available and will be granted to fund individuals who are: 

  • A Catholic in good standing.

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Self-identified as a person of color (POC). POCs are defined as those who claim and self-identify a primary ethnic heritage that derives from an African/African American, Native American, Hispanic or Asian culture.

  • Engaged in ministry that is explicitly evangelistic in nature. An evangelical mission ministry is defined as one that directly encourages others, by word or deed, to commit their lives to Christ and to follow His teachings within the context of the Roman Catholic Christian tradition.

  • Depending on available support, funds will be granted on a one-to-one matching basis up to an amount of $8,000 the 1st year, decreasing to $4000 the 2nd year and $2000 the 3rd year of service.

  • All grant monies will be given directly to the ministry in which the applicant is serving.

  • Money raised for matching dollars must be new money for that service year. Existing money held within the organization or gifts cashed prior to the matching period are not eligible to be matched. Gifts pledged but not paid prior to the matching period are eligible to be matched as long as they are received by the ministry during the match period.

  • The net proceeds from a fundraising event would be eligible for the match. 

  • Example: A missionary is approved for a $8,000 matching grant. In order to receive the entire match, the missionary must raise $8,000 before the conclusion of one year after the grant approval date

 

Items to submit:

  • A completed application

  • Letter from Pastor indicating that you are a Catholic in good standing

  • Letter from the ministry indicating that you are eligible and have been invited to serve on their staff

  • A short account (no more than 3 pages) of your faith journey and the reason why you’ve chosen to serve in this ministry.

  • A current picture of yourself

  • IRS Letter of Exempt Status from the 501(c)(3) sponsoring organization.

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