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What are missions grants?

It’s true: disciples make disciples. And local, regional, and international ministry is accomplished in many ways beyond formal programs of the church. We value the individual passions and strengths of our members and believe that God intends to use them to build His kingdom both here and around the world.

Missions Grants is a funding program that invites our members to apply for yearly grants of $1000-2500 to support specific projects or programs of their personal ministry.

​Recipients receive financial support as well as personal encouragement, ministry development, and a communication platform.

Below you will find a list of current recipients and information on upcoming application dates. Please consider ways you can personally support, pray for, and encourage our members as they are serving.

Current Recipients

Rob & Stephanie Allen  | Clemson, SC –
Officers Christian Fellowship

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Kristin Fisher | Myanmar – She Is Safe

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Larry & Laura Johnson | Ethiopia

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Lauren & Derek Nelson  | Cape Verde Islands – Global Year

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is CE Missions Grants?

CE Missions grants are annual, one-time donations for project-related expenses in the $1000-$2500 range, to a maximum of 20 grants per calendar year. Individuals may apply for and receive one grant in a 12-month period.

What can grant funds be used for?

Funding should be used for:

1. A project that directly addresses a specific need related to the individual’s responsibility with the missions organization or a proven concept to meet a need with an organization or cause we support.

2. A project with quantifiable goals and timeline.

Can I use grant funds to cover living expenses or salary?

Funding for support-raising related to salary and living expenses will only be considered in cases where there are no project-related expenses to be funded and only after the individual has raised more than 75% of needed funds.

In these special cases, each grant is a one-time donation for one year only.

Who can apply for a grant from the CE Missions Grant fund?

Covenant members who:

1. Are working part-time or full-time in local, regional, or international missions with a 501(c)(3) or a registered international non-profit organization; or have a proven concept that meets a need for an organization we support. (Organizations must be morally positive and spiritually neutral or Christian faith-based.)

2. Are serving at Grace for at least one year.

3. Are in biblical community at Grace for at least one year.

When can I apply?

Applications are open twice a year in March and October. Decisions about grants and distributions will be made in April and October.

Are CE Missions Grants a way for me to raise support for my mission trip?

No, short term mission trips (lasting 1 to 2 weeks) are not an eligible use of Missions Grants funds.

Are there areas that a CE Missions Grant will not fund?

CE Missions Grants will not fund:

  • Other foundations
  • Salaries. Grants for support-raising related to salary and living expenses will only be considered in cases where there are no project-related expenses to be funded and only after the individual has raised more than 75% of needed funds. In these special cases, each grant is a one-time donation for one year only.
  • Operating budgets
  • Organizations that are political in nature
How are grants awarded?

The CE Missions Grant review team will evaluate all requests after the application deadline. Grants will be awarded based on guidelines below. Grants may be completely or partially funded based on the number of grant applications received.