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.

2024 Synod Hunger Grants

These applications are due Monday, August 26, 2024. Grant awards will be announced no later than mid October 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.

Timeline:

Applications are due August 26, 2024.

Lower Susquehanna Synod
2018 World Hunger Grants

ELCA Hunger Grants

Domestic Hunger Grants Open May 1!

ELCA World Hunger is excited to share that the application process for Domestic Hunger Grants will open May 1, 2024. For those who are familiar with the Domestic Hunger Grants, this year’s process will be the same as last year’s but with additional time for applicants and reviewers, after receiving feedback that more time was needed. To learn more about the process and how to apply, please visit https://elca.org/domestichungergrants.

Applicant Info Webinar

ELCA World Hunger hosted a webinar for interested applicants and others to learn more about the process. They go over the grant application process and how to submit an LOI. The webinar was recorded and made accessible via the Domestic Hunger Grant website: https://elca.org/domestichungergrants.

Domestic Hunger Grants Application Timeline

  • Letter of inquiry form open: May 1–June 16, 2024
  • Letter of inquiry review: June–August 2024
  • Response to the letter of inquiry (decline or accept): by August 23, 2024
  • Invited applicants to complete grant application in ELCA GrantMaker: August–September 2024
  • Review and communication between ELCA World Hunger staff and grant applicants on proposal: August–October 2024
  • Award notifications shared with applicants: November 2024
  • 2025 Domestic Hunger Grants start date: March 2025

Daily Bread Matching Grants Update

These grants provide daily bread for neighbors experiencing hunger while also serving as a catalyst for garnering additional financial support. Funding from a Daily Bread Grant is meant to supplement existing food-based ministries. ELCA World Hunger Daily Bread Grants will be made available to congregations on a rolling basis. You may submit a request for a Daily Bread Grant beginning on May 1, 2024. In 2024, ministries feeding K-12 students over the summer or after school in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming will be prioritized as these states are not implementing all of the summer nutrition programs through the USDA. The fundraising platform from past years will not be utilized as a part of this grant cycle. Visit https://elca.org/domestichungergrants for a link to apply beginning May 1st.

Thank you for all you do to work creatively and courageously toward a just world. If you have any questions about the process or about ELCA World Hunger, please reach out to our team at Hunger@elca.org.