Faith in Action Grants

Do you have an idea that could change a life?

Thanks to the generosity of St. Paul’s benefactors, we are happy to offer, for a third consecutive year,  an opportunity to fund ministries that you, the members of St. Paul’s, create and develop. Faith In Action Grants, supported by the Memorial Endowment Fund, will be available to finance ministries and projects that are not supported under the regular operating budget of the church.

Grant awards range in amounts from $100-$2,000.

Projects must be completed by December 2018.

To be considered for support, please complete the online form by clicking here.

Projects can include ideas that fall under one of the following categories

Outreach – Intended to increase the impact of St. Paul’s in our community, including direct evangelism, partnerships with existing social ministries, or projects in concert with the Synod, the seminary, or affiliated ELCA organizations. Examples from 2016 and 2017: 1) Creation of a garden to grow tomatoes for families who use our food pantry; 2) Yarn for quilts for the Baby Bureau.

Capital Projects Initiation, remodeling, or renovation of a physical space at the church. Example from 2016 and 2017:  Refurbishment of our Meeting Room (Room 200).

Programs or ministry initiatives within the congregation– Intended to enrich the lives of our members.  Examples from 2016 and 2017:  1)Ministry team to make communion wine; 2) Support for a women’s social event; 3) Provisions for the food pantry.

If you have a question about the appropriateness of a proposed ministry or the process, just reach out to Glenn Rall (; 215-728-3617) or any other member of the Memorial Endowment Ministry Committee: Lynn Craig, Karen Ruth,  Rhona Foster, or Alex Sickert.

Grant deadline: Sunday, April 22, 2018