The Lutheran Foundation: Building a Healthier Community grant process change

Lutheran logoThe Lutheran Foundation’s Building A Healthier Community (BHC) grant process is changing as follows:

  • Grant Workshops will be offered in November 2017.
  • If you intend to apply in the next BHC grant cycle, you must submit a Concept Paper.
  • Concept Paper deadline is December 15, 2017 (noon).
    • A Committee reviews and determines if the organization should proceed with submitting an application.
  • Foundation staff will send an email to the Grant Contact with notification of the Committee’s decision.
    • If you are notified to proceed, the link to proceed with the application will be available through the Grant Portal.
  • Grant Application deadline is March 1, 2018 (noon).
  • Decisions will be made by June 30, 2018.

Indiana Kids Request for Proposals 2016-2017

Indiana_KidsServe Indiana is pleased to announce Indiana Kids, a funding opportunity made possible through the Family and Social Services Agency’s (FSSA) -Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding. The purpose of TANF is to 1) provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes 2) end the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage 3) prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and establish annual numerical goals for preventing and reducing the incidence of these pregnancies 4) encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

Organizations pursuing Indiana Kids funding will focus on TANF priority 3 and/or 4. Organizations reaching sites in multiple counties are highly encouraged to apply.

Indiana Kids, formerly Mitch’s Kids, came out of the Mitch Daniels administration in 2005. It has since been named Indiana Kids. Indiana Kids has four main goals:

  • Increase youth career and college readiness
  • Promote civic responsibility through engaging students in service activities
  • Increase student academic achievement
  • Increase parents job skills, parenting skills, and life skills leading to overall self-sufficiency



RFP Released: April 13, 2016
Applications due to Ceceily Brickley or by mail to 10 N. Senate SE 205 Indianapolis, IN 46202 by 4:30 pm on May 27, 2016

There are currently no FAQ topics however, please forward any questions to Ceceily Brickley, and we will keep this section updated weekly.

For more information, please visit our website.

What’s the Skinny on Federal Grants?

grants.govBillions of dollars in Federal grants are awarded each year for programs and projects that benefit the public. This assistance is rooted in the Constitution and its call to “promote the general Welfare.”   SOURCE:

You’ve heard the infomercials expounding on “get free money” from the US government. The guy in the wild-n-crazy-suit makes it sound so easy and a pretty sure thing, but truth is there is a lot of competition in the federal grants realm (perhaps even more than in the private foundation world). Most of all there is a lot of work, eligibility requirements and necessity of being a qualified organization. Here’s a peek at which entities are the most likely to get the grant awards:

  • Universities
  • Researchers
  • Cities, counties and statesIN.usgrants.2015
  • Nonprofit organizations

Want to see where those awards go?  Check out or the  Indiana State Summary which totaled $99,443,122,649 in funds awarded in FY-2015.

Still interested?

If you work for a state or private organization and are interested in grants, you may find the following resources helpful:

There are several types of grants available for states and organizations, such as:

Other resources for states and organizations include:


Building A Healthier Community Grant


Lutheran FoundationBuilding A Healthier Community

Grant Deadline – March 1 at 12 noon EST

The Lutheran Foundation (TLF) staff will be conducting Building A Healthier Community (BHC) grant workshops for any organization interested in attending.  Staff will provide information regarding the application process, using the online grant portal, as well as other key components, tips and tricks.  This will also provide an opportunity to ask specific questions.

The workshops will be held at The Lutheran Foundation office located at 3024 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne.


Workshop Date Workshop Time Registration Deadline

(12 noon)

Registration Link
January 7, 2016 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm January 4, 2016 Register for January 7th
January 19, 2016 9:00 am to 10:30 am January 14, 2016 Register for January 19th

.  You must register each individual attending from your congregation.  To register, choose the workshop date you plan to attend and select the appropriate Eventbrite registration link.

 If you have specific questions, contact Sue Faust by email at or by calling 260.458.2112, ext. 316.  For additional information, visit our website at

Funding Alert!


The above logos represent just a few of the organizations that have been featured in the PCNRC’s weekly Grant Alerts over the past several months.

These are organizations that have prospered and are seeking opportunities to give back.

We at the PCNRC encourage you to supply these organizations with those opportunities.  Seek them out and help them give back by furnishing them with good reasons to support your organization with funds.

Now, many of the above organizations’ grant cycles may have closed for the year, but they will be reopening soon, not to mention, we at the PCNRC are always doing our best to provide you with information on the most current funding sources through our weekly Grant Alerts.  Subscribe to those alerts here, and make the most of today, tomorrow, and the future!

New Books: Proposal Writing

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Confessions of a successful grants writer : a complete guide to discovering and obtaining funding / Joanne Oppelt.The ultimate insider’s guide to winning foundation grants : a foundation CEO reveals the secrets you need to know / Martin Teitel ; foreword by Amy Goldman.The Foundation Center’s guide to proposal writing.