Please click here for the May 21st video update from Pastor Tom Goellrich, Pacifica’s Director for Evangelical Mission!
Beginning March 25, 2021, Pacifica Synod is offering a Technology Development Matching Funds Grant for congregations/ministries to consider applying for. Technology is defined as A/V for application purposes. As ministries prepare to return to in-person worship, the reality of the past 12 months is that virtual worship has become more mainstream and its need is likely to continue. This grant provides an opportunity to increase the quality of production of your current A/V equipment in general and particularly online.
This is a matching grant. This means we will match dollar for dollar what ministries raise and use of their own funds. The limit is $5,000. If you don’t need $5,000 (which becomes $10,000 when matched), apply for what you need. This grant is capped at $250,000 in disbursements (thanks to a second round of funding on April 26), so grant applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2021 or until funds are exhausted. As of May 21, we have awarded just over $233,000, so don’t wait to apply!
For more information and to download an application, click here.
All applications received have been reviewed and most awards have been distributed as of May 21. If you are a congregation who has received funding, please remember that you are asked to submit your reporting no later than December 31, 2021. A fillable PDF reporting form may be found here (be sure to click “Enable Editing” at the top right of the form to fill it out, then save it before emailing it back with receipt copies).