SOLI Grants Available
Awards will help fund creative, collaborative efforts in stewardship education
The Stewardship of Life Institute (SOLI) seeks to promote stewardship education in the ELCA, especially with seminarians and rostered leaders. Thus, SOLI Is accepting grant proposals from ELCA seminaries, synods, congregations, and other ministries for projects, workshops, or events that encourage stewardship education. In keeping with SOLI’s mission, proposals of primary interest will be those that assist in seminarian education or first call theological education. Of secondary interest will be proposals that assist in stewardship leadership education among laity and clergy. SOLI is especially interested in proposals that that are repeatable and scalable across multiple constituencies and/or that involve collaboration within the ELCA. SOLI anticipates that its grant funding is part of a budget that includes “skin in the game” by the sponsoring organization and/or participants.
Grants will normally be a one-time award. Funding may be extended for an ongoing project, but applicants must submit a new application after the first year’s award. Reports are expected upon completion of all projects, and must be received before funding is extended.
Grants will be awarded twice each year. Application deadlines are March 15 and September 15. Notification of grant awards will be made by May 15 and November 15. Grants will normally range from $1,000 to $8,000; in exceptional cases, a grant of more than $8,000 may be granted, up to a maximum of $12,000. Grant proposals must include the application and a detailed budget. If you have any questions, please contact SOLI’s executive director, the Rev. Dr. Martin Zimmann, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOLI_Grant_Application: Click at left to download the grant application form. Save the form onto your computer, fill it out, rename the file and send it by email to SOLI’s executive director, the Rev. Dr. Martin Zimmann, email@example.com.
The Stewardship of Life Institute (SOLI), founded in 1994, promotes stewardship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Headquartered at the United Lutheran Seminary, SOLI carries on the vision and work of its founder and benefactor, the late Arthur Larson.