Grace Endowment for Prince of Peace Church

If you have an idea for a new program at Prince of Peace, or if you know of a community project that fits within the scope of the mission statement below and you’d like to have Prince of Peace provide some financial support, then you can submit an application for grant funding.  

On this site you’ll find information on how each application will be evaluated, information on where, when, and to whom an application can be submitted along with a downloadable version of the application.


Anyone can submit an application for grant money through the Grace Endowment Fund for Prince of Peace Church, even if you’re not a member at Prince of Peace.  Our goal is to be as open as possible.  This money is for doing something new and different!

And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8

The Grace Endowment for Prince of Peace Church was created to financially support
projects that would strengthen or provide innovation in areas of worship life, spiritual
experience, and social action ministries of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church as well as
support ministries that address issues of heath, housing, hunger, and spiritual education
in the local, national, and worldwide community.

I.  Getting and submitting an Application

You can download an application below, or you can pick one up in the Welcoming area at Prince of Peace.  Grace Endowment for Prince of Peace Church Application Form deadlines this year are April 12, 2016 and September 18, 2016.  All applications must be filled out completely and submitted to Grace Endowment for Prince of Peace Church, 4 Northcrest Dr., Clifton Park NY 12065 or through e-mail.

If you are submitting your application via e-mail, please make sure that everything is included in a  Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx), a Text File (.txt), or a PDF File (.pdf).  You may submit all e-mail applications to endowment@poplutheranchurch.org.

Each application should include a written proposal detailing the following information:
(this information is included on the application)

  • Mission and goals of the proposing organization
  • History of the organization
  • Reasons for the request (specific need) and the plan to be put in place to achieve the project’s goals
  • Any relationship of the project to anyone in the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church community
  • A plan for evaluating the project within one year of funding
  • A copy of the organization’s most current budget and the names of the officers and members of the organization’s board of directors
Vision and Mission Team

Pastor Amber Waugaman
Dorothy Stuart
Laura Parsons
Larry Parsons
Susan White
John White
Jim Galarneau
Jean Morehouse
Bob Morehouse

 

                   Click the link below to download a
                   Grant Application.  Instructions are included. 
                   The application is available in Microsoft Word
                   format or PDF format.  The PDF version
                   requires Adobe Acrobat to view.
    

                   doc  Microsoft Word Format              pdf  PDF Format

 

II.  Application and Proposal Evaluation

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the criteria listed below.  Level 1 criteria are mandatory, but it is advisable to present a proposal and plan that clearly identifies responsiveness to levels 2 & 3 criteria where pertinent.  
 

  • Level 1 Projects must meet the following criteria to be considered for funding:

o    The application must be complete, clear, and well-defined.  (The team may return applications that do not meet these standards and invite either clarification or resubmission during the next grant cycle.)
o    Projects must clearly fall outside the scope of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Annual Budget.

  • Level 2 Projects should meet these criteria:

o    The project is consistent with the mission statement as defined on the Grant Application Form.
o    The project meets a specific, compelling and/or immediate need.
o    The proposal clearly defines how the grant money will be expended.
o    The proposal plan is reasonable potential for success.
o    The proposal cannot be indefinitely open-ended with regard to grant monies. (Related follow-up proposals may be entertained,
      but project goals should be distinct from past proposals.  If the proposal is for an ongoing project, a plan for self-sufficiency
      should be apparent.)

  • Level 3 In making their final decision, the team will also consider the following characteristics:

o    Origination or involvement of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church members in the proposal and project will be viewed favorably.
o    Unique projects will be viewed favorably.
o    Projects with an enduring nature will be viewed favorably.
o    Worthy projects that might be difficult to fund through other means will be viewed favorably.

III. Grant Award Dates

You will be notified if any additional information is needed to complete the evaluation process.  Grant winners will be announced to the applicants, the church council and the congregation in April and in October.

IV. Previous Grant Recipients

Congratulations to those ministries and organizations that have previously been awarded grant money!

  • Safe Cooking Stoves for the Families of San Lucas Toiman
  • Scholarship Funds Grace Making Pilgrimage to Iona
  • Northeast Panel Extraordinary Candidacy Project
  • Bethesda House
  • Grace’s Women’s Service Group
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Union College, Protestant Campus Ministry seminar
  • World Council of Churches work
  • Schenectady Inner City Ministry
  • Capital District Community Gardens
  • Home Furnishings Program
  • NYSCAAQ Symposium on Poverty
  • Roots & Wisdom
  • Capital District Theological Center
  • Scholarship for Disadvantaged Youth

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