ELCA World Hunger - Domestic Grant Applications

April 14, 2021

A message from the ELCA World Hunger team:

Greetings from ELCA World Hunger! With the hope and promise of new life this Easter season, we gratefully share with you important updates about upcoming grants available for our partners in ministry to end hunger.

First, a new round of Daily Bread Matching Grants launches soon! ELCA congregations interested in raising funds for their feeding ministry through ELCA World Hunger’s online platform, matched with a $500 grant, can register and apply in ELCA GrantMaker starting Monday, April 26th. Registration will be open through May 1, 2021 and the application will close May 7, 2021. Congregations approved to participate will raise funds for their ministry online from June 5 – June 20, 2021 and will be eligible for a special opportunity to explore goals for their ministry with an ELCA Coach.
How it works:
For details on the grants and eligibility requirements, visit elca.org/dailybread. There are a limited number of grants available on a first-come, first-served basis, so interested congregations should apply as soon as they are able. Congregations that have previously received a Daily Bread Matching Grant are not eligible to re-apply at this time.
Second, registration for Domestic Hunger Grants is underway. Ministries can apply starting April 19, 2021 until May 21, 2021. ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants accompany congregations and their partners throughout the United States and Caribbean as they draw on the strengths of communities to address local issues such as food security, clean water, housing, job readiness, human rights, policy change, leadership development and more. Together, these ministries are part of a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger — for good. Grants are available for up to $10,000 a year for up to three years. More information about the grants and how to apply is available at ELCA.org/domestichungergrants.

Questions about either grant can be addressed to hunger@elca.org.

Thank you for shining the light and hope of Christ’s resurrection through your ministry. Please share this information with your networks and partners in ministry so that – together – we can work toward a just world where all are fed.
With gratitude for the ministry we share,
The ELCA World Hunger Team