calendar June 5, 2018 in Congregations, ELCA

Learn About New ELCA Hunger Grants

ELCA World Hunger is pleased to announce the 2019 Domestic Hunger Grant application will open soon! Beginning in June, you will be able learn more about the grants and how to apply by visiting

The Domestic Hunger Grant process has been in transition this year. Based on feedback from previous applicants, our team has been revising the grant application and the webpage to make both more helpful to you, our ministry partners.

We look forward to partnering with you through:

  • A new, user-friendly online application that reflects the priorities and values of ELCA World Hunger.
  • A longer award cycle, allowing ministries to seek funding for three years through one application.
  • A shorter timeline from application to award decision.
  • A clear list of eligibility criteria and the materials you will need before you apply.


Timeline for 2019 Domestic Hunger Grants

  • June 12-Aug. 13: Domestic Hunger Grant application is open
  • September-October: Synod teams review applications
  • November: Review and award decisions
  • Late November/early December: Awards announced


To learn more about Domestic Hunger Grants and the new ELCA Grantmaker system, we invite you to attend one of two webinars that will review our granting priorities and cover the basics of applying. Simply click on the date of your choice below for instructions on how to call in.

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