Letters of Intent for 2019 Mission Grants

by Jonathan Tindor

The deadline for the Mission Support Grant letters of intent  is January 15, 2019. 

Letters of Intent for 2019 Mission Grants

by Jonathan Tindor

What is a Mission Grant?
The Deaconess Community’s mission grants are available for any nonprofit organization. We award grants to organizations that are finding new, effective ways to walk with people on the margins of society.

A Little History
Since 2004, the Deaconess Community has awarded over 2 million dollars in grants. We have and are partnering with organizations that:

  • Advocate with state and local governments to alleviate hunger
  • Give women transitioning out of prison or from substance abuse a supportive home and training
  • Provide a safe, free daytime place where homeless families can cook, do laundry, make meals and do homework
  • Provide mentorship and vocational training for at-risk youth in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods
  • Bridge the religious and cultural divide between historically warring groups in Bosnia
  • Developed a worshiping community among homeless and disadvantaged people in Massachusetts

How to Apply
Applying for a 2019 Mission Grant is simple:

  • Applicants submit a letter of intent by January 15, 2019.
  • The Deaconess Community reviews the letters and will invite full proposals from selected organizations on February 4, 2019.
  • Proposals are due March 15, 2019. Awards are announced May 1, 2019.
  • Funds are distributed June 1, 2019.