1. Mobilizing the Church to Evangelism
Recipients of grants in this area could be individuals or organizations anywhere in the world who are working within a local evangelical church context to fulfill the Great Commission: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” In working through the local church, and/or church planting efforts, these projects can experience a multiplier effect on the investment of time, effort, and resources. By their indigenous nature, these projects can maximize the benefits of local resources, culture and creativity.
2. Compassionate Evangelism
Compassionate evangelism projects recognize the differing levels of need throughout humanity. A holistic approach to Christian ministry will recognize that an individual may have physical, educational, emotional, psychological, financial and spiritual needs that must be addressed together. Particular interest will be given to projects involving the urban poor, refugees, women and children and those suffering the consequences of a natural disaster in economically deprived countries.
3. Economic Development
When given a helping hand to establish financial stability, national Christians have enormous potential to be released into Kingdom ministry within their own country. The Charis Foundation will fund economic development projects, primarily in developing countries, that economically transform communities and/or provide a source of financial support for evangelical ministry in that country.
Grants in education can be made to both individuals and institutions. The importance of identifying and developing potential future Christian leaders who demonstrate a strong faith and a long-term commitment to serving God and His Church will be significant in this area.
Grants to institutions will be determined on their ability to maintain relevance in course material, obtain proper accreditation, adhere to Biblical truths and to maintain good financial management. Proven commitment to academic excellence and a demonstrated ability to graduate students equipped for leadership roles will be important grant considerations.
Emphasis will be given to evangelism through radio, television, Internet and social media ministries. The production and distribution of Christian literature, arts and culture, and educational material will be considered as worthy projects.
Recognizing that our future is built upon the youth of today, attention will be given to those organizations who specifically provide programs to develop spiritual growth and leadership in young people.
7. Local Giving
In desiring to give back to our local community, we will support qualified organizations, people and projects in Oakville and Mississauga according to our stated areas of interest.
8. Special Projects
While emphasis will be given to funding projects in our stated Areas of Granting Interest, there may be, from time to time, special projects of a non-recurring nature that have particular appeal because they are pioneering efforts or are especially innovative in dealing with an old problem. These projects will be considered on their own merits.
The Charis Foundation
1. Will not directly fund the reduction of debt.
2. Will not commit funding for any project longer than three years.
3. Will not borrow or loan money for the purpose of funding a project.
4. Will not fund a project or organization without reviewing that organization's financial statements.
5. Will only fund charitable organizations that are registered charities or that have qualified donee status within Canada.
6. Will only fund those organizations, agencies, or individuals that are accountable to an independent board or similar committee.
*** Please be aware that the deadline for submitting requests for our next round of granting is Friday May 12, 2017. ***
If your funding request falls within our overall purpose, Areas of Granting Interest and Guidelines, please provide the following information:
NOTE: If you have provided the following information in a previous grant application within the last two years and there have been no changes, you can concentrate your application on the current funding request.
Please Provide Your Organization's
1. Incorporated Name and Registered Charitable Number
2. Statement of Faith, Mission, Vision and Values
3. Current Board of Directors (and those who may have left within the last two years)
4. Financial Information including
- Audited financial statements for the latest three fiscal years.
- A breakdown (%) of sources of income (eg., individual donors, churches, foundations, government, etc.)
- A breakdown (%) of how donations are spent (eg., administration/overhead, core support, debt reduction, regular programming, capital projects, etc.)
5. Goals (2-3 years) including those contained in your current proposal. Along with these goals, outline your strategy for achieving these goals. What might prevent these goals from being realized?
6. Impact Assessment - Describe how your organization assesses the impact of your ministry on its recipients and include any current assessment reports/data you may have.
For Your Current Funding Request, Please Provide:
1. An Executive Summary of the proposal.
2. As much detail as is needed for the Directors to understand the purpose, scope and intended impact of the project.
3. A specific and clear financial request.
4. If this is a capital project or the start-up of a new ministry, provide a short business plan that outlines how it will be financed and sustained.
Completed Grant Applications can be emailed to email@example.com
We will acknowledge receipt of all applications by return email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 7 days, please call Stephanie Schoenhoff at 905.849.8552.