The Southwestern Minnesota Synod Endowment Fund will once again award grants to support the mission of Congregations in their local communities in 2022-2024. The Fund Committee is looking for projects proposals in the following areas:  

  • Community Outreach 
  • Youth Activities 
  • Special Mission Projects  
  • Addressing Community Food Insecurity 

These grants are intended for new initiatives or for significant expansion of existing programs to serve new people. The Endowment Fund is particularly interested in proposals that involve partnerships with other faith communities and organizations in the community. In evaluating applications, the Endowment Committee will consider sustainability following the initial grant period where applicable.  

Congregations of the SWMN Synod, as well as Conferences and Campus Ministries, are invited to apply.  (Application Deadline: July 1, 2022) 

This is the fourth year for Congregational Mission Grants. In 2021 a total of $24,650 was awarded, which funded twelve projects. The awards ranged from $660 to $2,750.  There is $25,370 available to be awarded this year. Funded projects must be completed, and final report received by November 30, 2023.  

The Endowment Committee will decline to fund building improvements, maintenance, or renovation, and congregational mission trips. In addition, while welcoming application which involve project staffing, ongoing staff positions will not be considered. 

More Information and to Apply

Projects Supported in 2022: 

Big Grove Crow River Grace Parish Live Streaming  
Fields of Grace Parish “A New Day” Radio Church Broadcast 
Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter Planting Worship Leaders 
Swedlanda Lutheran Church Projector Screen 
Rejoice Lutheran Church Community Conversations around the Table 
Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Albany Video & Audio Upgrade for Better Outreach 
Healing Waters Parish Project Real  
First Lutheran Church, Worthington Sharing Seeds: Providing Culturally Sensitive Options 
Zion Lutheran Church, Hanska Community Meal Delivery 
Salem Lutheran Church, Jackson Contemporary Worship Live Streaming System 
First Lutheran Church, Morris Fusion Youth Ministry and Element Youth Ministry 
Lake Hanska Lutheran Church Technology Installation 
Christ Lutheran Church Technology Upgrade  
American Lutheran Church, Windom Blizzard Meals for Meals on Wheels Elderly 
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clara City Community Meal 
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