The application period for the Pacifica Synod Latino Ministry Endowment Fund Partnership Support Grants is now open until December 31, 2017.
The Pacifica Synod Latino Ministry Endowment Fund, formed from a merger of the St. Mary’s and Santa Ana Accounts by action of the Synod Council on March 12, 2005, provides assistance and support to congregations with existing Latino ministries and/or congregations intending to develop new Latino ministries. Congregations that can demonstrate financial need and have a defined plan for outreach may apply for a partnership support grant from the Pacifica Synod, Latino Ministry Endowment Fund (PS-LMEF).
To be considered for a grant, the congregation must:
- Have a well thought out plan for outreach with clearly stated goals, objectives and time lines.
- Demonstrate the financial need for grant support.
- Prove the potential capacity for achieving the state objectives.
- Have congregational approval and support.
When completed, the application will be reviewed by the Pacifica Synod Latino Ministry Endowment Fund Task Force with approval of the grant by the Latino/Hispanic Ministry Team. Final approval is granted by the Pacifica Synod Council.
The availability of partnership support grants from this fund will vary from year to year based on a fixed percentage of the principle plus interest of the monies available in the PS-LMEF (Pacifica Synod Latino Ministry Endowment Fund).
Congregations may download an application here. The completed grant application must be returned to the PSLHMT (Pacifica Synod Latino/Hispanic Ministry Team) Chairperson, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Doolittle at Clairemont Lutheran Church, 4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2017.