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.

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.

Additionally, the Lower Susquehanna Synod has a Disaster Relief Fund to help support ministries providing relief to those suffering due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those application do not need to be specific to hunger ministries.  The Disaster Relief application can be found here.

2020 LSS Legacy Fund Hunger Grants

Click here to access the Covid-19 Hunger Grant applications.  These applications are due on Monday, April 27, 2020.  Disbursements will be made in early May.     For questions, please contact Cheryl Burns, our synod’s World Hunger Committee Chair, at  CHERYLSBURNS@GMAIL.COM or Beth Martini at BMARTINI@LSS-ELCA.ORG

Applications for the 2020 funding cycle will be done in two parts.  The first due date is April 27, 2020 for hunger ministries related to Covid-19 relief.  Grant applicants will be notified of these grants during the first week of May.

Applications not directly related to Covid-19 relief will be due August 24, 2020. Grant awards will be announced no later than October 15, 2020. Checks will be sent with the grant award letter.


Applications for hunger ministries caring for those suffering from Covid-19 due April 27

Other applications due August 24, 2020

Lower Susquehanna Synod
2018 World Hunger Grants

ELCA World Hunger Grants

Two opportunities for ELCA grants include the Daily Bread Matching Grants and the Domestic Hunger Grants.

ELCA World Hunger’s Daily Bread Matching Grants support congregations and their partners as they work toward a just world where all are fed. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations with feeding ministries are eligible to participate. Apply today!

As part of the ELCA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 100 grants will be available to eligible ministries on a first-come, first-served basis (more grants may be made available).

Once your application has been approved, you will be able to invite your congregation, networks and friends to donate. To kick-start your campaign, the funds you raise will be matched by ELCA World Hunger with a grant of $500.

To apply click here.

ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants accompany congregations and their partners throughout the United States and Caribbean as they draw on the strengths of communities to address local issues such as food security, housing, job readiness, clean water, human rights, policy change, leadership development and more. Together, these ministries are part of a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger – for good. ELCA World Hunger is particularly interested in partnering with ministries and projects that are transformative, holistic and integrated, providing bread for today and hope for tomorrow.

Awards will be for a three-year cycle, with a maximum award of $10,000 per year, contingent upon the completion of annual evaluations and fund availability. New applications are accepted annually. Visit http://www.elca.org/domestichungergrants for more detailed information, examples, and to access the application.


Completed applications should be submitted online by June 1.