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.

Meet the Funders 2014 | Online Highlights

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the 11th annual Meet the Funders! What a joy to Meet the Funders with you!

We owe the success of the event to our ten foundation representatives, ninety attendees, six volunteers, two interns and our volunteer emcee /panel facilitator, Amber Recker! Thanks to each of you for your efforts to strengthen our community!

Online Highlights and Website Changes

  • Marcia Haaff invited you to view The Lutheran Foundation’s microsite Are You the Body? to access the Needs Assessment and Survey on regional mental and behavioral health needs.
  • The Lutheran Foundation itself has a new website to share with information on the changes to their funding priorities.
  • Jenny King shared that the Zollner Foundation is now online. Wells Fargo Trusts looks forward to moving additional trusts online in the future.
  • And Margaret Sturm shared that English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation has transformed their online application through PNC Trusts. Learn more about their committment to their donors’ legacy and process to determine your eligibility at the English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation Application Information page.

If you missed the program and would like to request funder profiles, please do not hesitate to ask!

Meet the Funders would not be possible without the efforts of the following participating foundation representatives.

Susan Mendenhall, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
Lynne Gilmore, AWS Foundation
Christine Meek, Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
Dawn Martz, Foellinger Foundation
Marcia Haaff, The Lutheran Foundation
Jen Pickard, M.E. Raker Foundation
Dorothy (Dot) Robinson, McMillen Foundation
Margaret Sturm, PNC Bank Trusts, English Bonter Mitchell Foundation
Meg Distler, Saint Joseph Community Health Foundation
Jenny King, Wells Fargo Trusts

Many thanks to each of you for sharing your time, energy and community information!

We are grateful to both Jen Pickard and Dorothy Robinson for attending the program for the first time on behalf of the M.E.Raker and McMillen Foundations. Our participants were so happy to meet you! Thank you.

Thanks to all our guests for Meeting the Funders!