Trust Grants Available, Support Faith-Based Projects

cromwellPrivate 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.

Info:; Candace Sparks, executive director, 1880 Office Club Pointe, Suite 2200, Colorado Springs, CO 80920-5010, 719/272-8300;

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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