Mission Grants

The Mission Statement of First Congregational United Church of Christ Elgin, Illinois is

"Our church is a welcoming, inclusive community of believers in Jesus Christ who live and share God's unconditional love." 

 

Through the identification and use of our diverse gifts, we fulfill a mission of reconciliation, love, and service. We strive to serve the church, the community and the world, through education and spiritual growth, fellowship, sharing the Word, social responsibility and stewardship.

 

Through the generosity and thoughtfulness of others, the endowment fund of First Congregational United Church of Christ has some means to help fulfill this mission. In working to be good stewards of this money, we are seeking members and organizations that have programs with a similar philosophy. The Mission Grants Committee will consider programs/projects for grants which are administered by either religious or secular organizations. We ask that the programs/projects relate to our focus issues for the current year.

Guidelines

 

All Applicants must be current 501 (C) (3) certified Non-profits *

 

-  Applications are to be received by the Mission Grant Committee between July 1st and October 1st of 2019. The Committee will review the requests and notification will be made by mail following the church’s Annual Meeting in late January. No requests exceeding $15000 will be considered.

 

– If a request is submitted by an individual member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, it must have the endorsement of a Ministry or the Church Council of FCC.

 

– Please remember that NO endowment funds may be used to support the church budget except in dire circumstances and by two-thirds vote of the congregation.

 

– The Mission Grant Committee has selected the following areas of focus, which reflect First Congregational United Church of Christ’s Mission and Ministry. These focus areas will be reviewed from year to year. Please Note focus changes from last year. a. Income inequality) b. Environment

 

-All requests will be evaluated in the light of FCC's Mission Statement and it's theological understandings of mission.

 

 

Application

 

In applications being mailed, please print or type answers to the numbered list below:

Applicants must be IRS 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organizations. New applicants must submit a copy that is less than 3 years old. Repeating applicants do not need to submit a copy if one is on file.

 

  1. Name of Organization/Project
  2. Name and Title of Contact Person
  3. Address
  4. Phone Number
  5. Email Address
  6. Brief history of the organization
  7. Mission statement of the organization
  8. Description and projected budget of the program or project (please submit a complete budget)
  9. Amount requested
  10. Number of people directly and indirectly benefitted by the program or project
  11. The useful life of the program or project
  12. Indicate any revenue from other sources
  13. Indicate how the program or project addresses the focus issues

 

Applications  being mailed, please send to the following address:
First Congregational United Church of Christ
256 E. Chicago St.
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741 4045

 

Organizations submitting their application online, please fill out the form below. Applicants must be IRS 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organizations. New applicants must submit a copy that if less than 3 years old. Repeating applicants do not need to submit a copy if one is on file. Please be sure to attach a copy below if needed and answer 6-13 in the message section below, numbered appropriately.

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