Private Funder: Crowell Trust (also known as the Henry P. & Susan C. Crowell Trust); Opportunity: 2016 grants; Funding Focus: Education and Christian-based services; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits which share the trust’s evangelical focus, but not individual church congregations; Funding: Varies, the foundation distributed $4 million in grants last year; Deadline: Jan. 15 (letter of inquiry) Feb. 28 (application).
Summary: Funder supports curriculum development and faith-based projects. The trust offers a wide range of support, including funding for education curriculum development, equipment, general/operating support, capacity building and technical assistance. Applicants with good track records are favored. Grantseekers should file applications online and start by completing the foundation’s eligibility test located on its website.
Children’s efforts are eligible. The Children’s Hope Chest, Colorado Springs, CO, won a $30,000 grant for children/youth services and the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greenville/Piedmont, Taylors, SC, won a $30,000 grant for a children’s book distribution program.