Upcoming Grants

Application Form pdf or word version.  Deadline is June 30, 2022, which funds being awarded in Summer 2022. 

ELFEC Partner Grant Program 2022

ELFEC is offering a matching grant to our investment partner congregations and institutions to address social needs and/or environmental impact in their church community, as well as support for projects and new mission initiatives for their greater community.  Also we are continuing to offering matching grants for projects which respond to and help with recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic within their own community. 

In 2022, we are extending the eligibility to any congregation who is sponsored by their Synod, as each Synod in the ELCIC is an investment partner with ELFEC.

What are we looking for? 

We are looking for project proposals from partner organizations, which we can support with a grant of up to $3,000 but not more than 75% of the total project costs. Grants are available for activities that make a social and/or environmental impact. Grants will be awarded under any of the three following project objectives:

Elimination of poverty in Canada.

Examples of projects to consider:

  • Low income and/or senior meal program
  • Food for life program
  • Life necessity items program 

 Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and advancement of Indigenous social and economic goal.

Examples of projects to consider:

  • Advancing awareness/education
  • Lunch or breakfast program for healthy start
  • Community work programs
  • Children music programs / camps

Promotion of the sustainable use of our environmental resources, including the atmosphere, land and water.

Examples of projects to consider:

  • Energy efficient lighting upgrades
  • Furnace thermostat upgrades to reduce consumption
  • Installation/upgrades water reducing toilets in building
  • installation of energy saving hand dryers
  • Rain barrel program

Finally, grants are available for activities that make a social impact focused on the Elimination of poverty in Canada, specifically magnified by the current pandemic.

Examples of projects to consider:

  1. Low income meal program
  2. Food for life program
  3. Outreach programs for most vulnerable
  4. Support for creative housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness
  5. Community garden projects for sustainable food supply
  6. Life necessity items program 

For more information on the program, please read. Have an idea? Please reach out and we can discuss how together we can bring hope and make a difference in your community. 

Application Form pdf or word version.  Deadline is June 30, 2022, which funds being awarded in Summer 2022. 

At the present time, all other ELFEC funds have designated beneficiaries to whom ELFEC makes annual grants.  Currently, there is no opportunity for other charities to apply for grants from ELFEC. When this changes, we will post information on the grant application process.