The purpose of this page is to list important links that includes resources, grants and loans for community-related ministries. Those who are interested in educational institutions, food pantries, targeted under-served groups, community development and other outreach programs should study the listed options carefully.
It is important to note that there are literally thousands of varies grants and available programs. This page simply chronicles those related to current ByFaith ministries and will be updated over time. Listed above are a few major links with groups of grants. Shown below are a few highlighted grants of interest.
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The Chatlos Foundation

The Foundation’s areas of interest are: Bible Colleges/Seminaries, Religious Causes, Medical Concerns, Liberal Arts, and Social Concerns. Please see the Categories of Giving page for more details. The Information for Applicants page provides guidelines for submitting proposals for funding.
Since The Chatlos Foundation began in 1953, it has awarded over $118,697,869 in grants to more than 10,245 non-profit organizations. In 2016, the foundation received approximately 850 inquiries and the Trustees considered over 734 proposals.
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Starting an After School Program

There’s no definitive approach to starting an afterschool program; each community is different and the process varies depending on where you are and what type of program you plan to create. Still, there are several common resources that every program can use—we’ve collected a set of resources and tools for anyone starting a quality afterschool program.

Community Partnerships and Sponsorship: Afterschool programs are often successful because they harness community resources and engage community-based organizations in their programming. Find resources and ideas on building strong partnerships here.
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Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.
Eligible Areas Rural areas including cities, villages, townships and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data are eligible for this program.
Fund Usage Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses. Examples of essential community facilities include:
  • Community support services such as child care centers, community centers, fairgrounds or transitional housing
  • Educational services such as museums, libraries or private schools
  • Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses
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Community Food Projects (CFP) Grants Program

Program:Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFPCGP) | Sustainable Development Programs | Sustainable Agriculture Program | Markets, Trade & Policy.
In FY 2019, NIFA’s CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.
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HHS Faith-based Grants Information

The HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives does not administer grants from their office. However, they can provide resources to connect faith-based and community organizations to grant information. Announcements about upcoming grants and resources can be found at the websites of other HHS departments and federal agencies. To review federal grant opportunities and see which grants may be promising for your faith-based or neighborhood organization, visit Get information for writing grants here:


The Mustard Seed Foundation

This is a Christian family foundation established in 1983 under the leadership of Dennis W. Bakke and Eileen Harvey Bakke. The Foundation was created as an expression of their desire to be faithful stewards of the financial resources entrusted to them, to bring together the members of their extended families into common ministry, and to advance the kingdom of God. The Foundation prioritizes grants primarily to churches worldwide that are engaged in ministry including outreach, discipleship, and economic empowerment. The Foundation also awards scholarships to Christians pursuing advanced educational degrees in preparation for leadership roles in society. All directors and staff of the Mustard Seed Foundation are committed followers of Jesus Christ. The Foundation affirms the Lausanne Covenant as its missional commitment to the world.
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Grants for Food Banks, Hunger, Nutrition

“It’s a hard reality that in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, foodthe United States has families fighting every day to have enough to eat. If your organization is in the fight against hunger, you are not alone. Here are just a few of the charitable foundations who want to help you make a difference by providing grant funding.”

A Community Development Financial institution CDFI

A CDFI is a financial institution that provides credit and financial services to underserved markets and populations, primarily in the USA but also in the UK. A CDFI may be a community development bank, credit union or other fund. They are funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which provides funds to CDFIs through a variety of programs. Broadly speaking, a CDFI is defined as a financial institution that: has a primary mission of community development, serves a target market, is a financing entity, provides development services, remains accountable to its community, and is a non-governmental entity.