It’s time to apply for campus ministry grants for 2025! On this page you’ll find resources to help guide you through the application process.

Link to Grant Registration

Timeline for Grant Applications

  • May 15, 2024 – Registration & Applications Open for All Grants
  • August 15, 2024 – Applications Close for all Grants
  • October 2024 – Grant Awards Communicated
  • February 1, 2025 – Distributions begin

Campus Ministry Site Grants

All sites are encouraged to apply for ELCA Campus Ministry Site Grants. These grants, available to all ELCA affiliated campus ministries, provide smaller, ongoing funds to campus ministry sites. The anticipated award amount for 2025 is $1500 to $6000, but the actual amounts will depend on the number of sites that apply.

Resources for site grant applications:

Strategic Development & Growth Grants

Campus Ministry Strategic Growth Grants are designed to aid in the development of new ELCA Campus Ministry organizations, the redevelopment of sites that need support as they continue to serve students, and to support capacity building, especially for fund development, in established campus ministry organizations.

Grants must be applied for on an annual basis, and grantees may receive funds for up to 6 years. Each year, up to 80% of the funds awarded in the previous year may be awarded. The maximum initial award for site development will be $60,000. The maximum initial award for redevelopment or capacity building will be $30,000. We anticipate the award of 2-6 grants each year. Sites that are not selected this year will be eligible to reapply in future years. Sites applying for strategic growth grants are encouraged to also apply for site grants.

Resources for strategic development & growth grants:

Do you need help with your application?

For technical support with the ELCA Grantmaker system contact grants@elca.org

For questions related to the content of the application, please join one of the following Grant Application Office Hours with Rev. Emily Tveite, Program Director for Campus Ministry (each date is hyperlinked with a zoom link).

If you can’t find a time that works, please send Emily an email at emily.tveite@elca.org

Resources for 2025 Grant Application Process