Deadline: January 6, 2017
CONTACT: synod leader, HAROLD DELHAGEN

Our grant application has recently changed. If you are interested in applying for an Innovation Grant, please contact Harold Delhagen well before the application deadline. This person will guide you through the writing of your application. You cannot apply for this grant without our staff guiding you through the process.

The Innovation Fund of the Synod of the Northeast provides funding to projects within our bounds in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the Synod of the Northeast. We seek to fund projects that are particularly innovative and move the church forward.

The Synod of the Northeast Innovation Fund is looking for gospel stories, which we believe are inherently innovative.

The Synod of the Northeast seeks to invest in, nurture, and celebrate those Gospel Stories of projects, mission, witness, and ministry that transform communities by the Gospel.

Sharing these stories will strengthen the witness of the Gospel in the Northeast. If you are a new worshiping community and have already applied for a grant with the Presbyterian Mission Agency, please see the New Worshiping Community Matching Grant Application Cover Sheet. You do not need to complete the Innovation Grant Application.

We understand our grant recipients to be partners in ministry. We believe we have something to learn from you that needs to be shared with others. We pray that our contribution to your ministry makes a significant difference. We will also pay for a representative from your group to attend our annual gathering to share about your work. We also encourage recipients to join any Synod Network that shares your passion.

Innovation Fund Grants do not exceed $20,000 a year for two years (a total of $40,000).

Complete the essay questions on a separate document and cut and paste in this form when you are ready to submit. You cannot save this form.  Your responses to essay questions must be kept to 300 words.

Innovation Fund Grant recipients are required to submit an annual report. They are also required to notify the Synod if the project ends during the funding period. While we use the word “report” this can be creatively delivered. We will be in touch with the format of this report and deadlines upon receipt of the grant. 

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