Because we strive to develop strategic partnerships focused on community impact, we’re very deliberate in our selection of outreach partners. Key characteristics include sound resource stewardship and effective volunteer engagement processes. We’re also committed to involving the people in our organization in service with our partners, so we look for organizations who align with this objective.
Applying as an organization, not an individual
Has 501c3 status
Has not submitted a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) within the last 24 months
Schools and Mentoring
Organization/program within primary geographic focus
Not a startup
No significant leadership turnover within the last 12 months.
Submit Letter of Inquiry – accepted throughout the year without deadline
Letter of Inquiry reviewed by Grants Committee bi-annually
If approved, organization receives an invitation to submit a proposal
Proposal due 45-days following invitation
All nonprofit organizations seeking funding must meet these minimum requirements:
LOIs are accepted throughout the year without deadline. The purpose of the LOI is to provide the Grants Committee with basic information about your organization, the program under request and the need served.
After your Letter of Inquiry submission, you will receive confirmation that the Letter of Inquiry has been received. We usually respond to Letter of Inquiry within 90 days of submission. You may also be contacted with additional questions or requests for further information.
The completed Letter of Inquiry is presented to the Grants Committee who indicates a level of interest based on mission fit and funding priorities. If your Letter of Inquiry meets these criteria, you will be contacted by Elevation Church staff and invited to submit a full proposal.