THE MINISTRY OF THE ENDOWMENTSt. Mark’s established an endowment fund that distributes grants to further our ability to do God’s work with our hands locally and around the world. Because it funds projects specifically outside of the congregation’s annual budget, these grants help to innovate and bring new ideas to how we serve our community.
DREAM IT! MAKE IT HAPPEN!Dream it! Do you have an idea for a ministry project that is not currently covered in our church budget? Are you involved in a community organization with a similar vision for service as St. Mark’s? Would a small amount of money make a big difference? If you have a dream for a special way to serve others, but you need some financial support to get your project off the ground, this grant could make it happen!
2019 GRANTS AVAILABLEPraise God! $9,000 will be given in grants in 2019. As our endowment fund grows, we hope the dollars we can distribute will also increase.
GRANT CRITERIAIn evaluating projects for funding, the Endowment Committee will prioritize projects that:- Have the greatest impact consistent with the mission and ministries of St. Mark's- Expand or enhance the ministry of St. Mark's- Establish or further develop new relationships between St. Mark's and other organizations and agencies with missions consistent with that of St. Mark's- Have not previously received allocations from the Fund
APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMINGApplication Period: Sunday, June 16 – Sunday, August 25, 2019Deadline: Sunday, August 25, 2019Grant Notifications: By end of September 2019