This page will be updated soon for 2023 grants.
For consideration for funding in 2022, the Mission Endowment Fund (MEF) grant application is due by October 31, 2021.
Click here to access the application guidelines for 2022. (This link is no longer active. 2023 application guidelines will be posted soon.)
In consideration of and by accepting this grant from the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana (NT-NL) Synod, the mission/congregation hereby agrees that should the mission/congregation at any time leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for any reason whatsoever, the mission/congregation will be responsible for repaying this and additional grants in full prior to receiving a release from the NT-NL Synod.
Grants are typically awarded beginning in February and continue as needed by ministries. Status report of grant usage, with pictures, is due as soon as grant money is expended by the ministry.
If you receive a grant, it will be expected that members of your ministry attend and support the annual “Seeds That Change” fundraiser in October. We encourage you to share your ministry story and make a donation to the silent auction.
The 2023 grant application will open in July and be linked below.