Wondering how you might jump-start your congregation’s hunger ministry, hunger advocacy project, or collaborative effort addressing the root causes of hunger? Grant funding is available from both ELCA World Hunger and our synod’s World Hunger Committee. Together we can feed others as we have been fed by Christ.

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Hunger Grants Available from our Synod and ELCA

Grant funding is available from both the Lower Susquehanna Synod and the ELCA to support your hunger ministries.  Please see below for funding opportunities.

2023 Synod Hunger Grants

These applications are due Monday, August 28, 2023. Grant awards will be announced no later than October 15, 2023 and disbursements will be following. For question, please contact Andrea Oslikova, our synod’s World Hunger Committee chair, AOSLIKOVA@ULS.EDU or Pastor Beth Martini at bmartini@lss-elca.org. Click here to access the Hunger Grant Application (PDF) or click here to download the application as a word document.


Applications are due August 28, 2023.

Lower Susquehanna Synod
2018 World Hunger Grants

ELCA Hunger Grants

2024 ELCA Domestic Hunger Grant Application Cycle

The grant application and decision timeline is as follows:

  • Informational webinar for prospective applicants: May 3, 2 p.m. Central time.  To register, click here.
  • Letter of inquiry form open: May 1-May 31, 2023 (find it here).
  • Letter of inquiry review: June -July
  • Response to the letter of inquiry (decline or accept): on or before July 31
  • Invited applicants to complete grant application in ELCA GrantMaker: August 1-31
  • Review and correspond between ELCA World Hunger staff and grant applicants on proposal: August – November
  • Awards notifications shared to applicants: November
  • Grant agreements signed and publicly announced: February 2024