calendar May 31, 2023 in Congregations, Stewardship

Stewardship of Life Institute Innovation Fellowship

The Stewardship Of Life Institute is launching a new initiative called The Sharron Blezard Innovation Fellowship, in honor of Rev. Sharron Blezard, a beloved writer for SOLI, who entered into the church triumphant in 2021 after her journey through metastatic cancer. (You can learn more about her ministry here.)

The Sharron Blezard Innovation Fellowship grants up to $40,000.00 for persons in ELCA ministries who share a passion for stewardship of time, talent, and material/financial resources. We are looking for an ELCA ministry that is brave enough to try something new, creative, and outside the box. We are especially interested in offering this fellowship grant to ministries from the margins that work to welcome people who have been ignored, othered, and discriminated against. You can learn more by reading the request for proposal and promotional piece.

Applications are due by August 1, 2023 to .


SOLI is offering a limited number of our traditional grants for ELCA ministries seeking to renew people’s passion for living the life of a steward—stewarding relationships, time, and resources knowing that all things are on loan to us from the benevolent and loving God. See the application for full information.