If you are a pastor, commissioned ruling elder (CRE/CPs), a leader of a 1001 New Worshiping Community or a member of a stewardship team attending with a pastor, we have Church Financial Leadership Grants available for you. The grants will enable you to institute best practices for church financial leadership, introduce you to new models of giving and stewardship, and offer you new ways to talk about money and form generous disciples within your church.


Who can apply?

    • PCUSA pastors
    • Commissioned Ruling Elders/Commissioned Pastors
    • 1001 New Worshiping Community leaders
    • Church member attending the event with their pastor

What do the funds cover?

The grants are matching funds to help cover half of the cost of:

    • Registration fees
    • Transportation
    • Lodging
    • Meals
    • Other expenses
    • The other half of the funds will need to be provided by the church or another source.

What events can I use the funds for?

    • Stewardship Kaleidoscope
    • Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) through the Lake Institute
    • Other church financial leadership events (subject to approval)

What is the deadline?

For Stewardship Kaleidoscope, we are asking that applications be sent in by Tuesday, August 15 so that we have time to process the application and send out the funds prior to the start of the event. Applications received after the deadline or for the ECRF program will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Once we receive your application, it may take up to six weeks to process.


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The grants were made possible from the Foundation’s work as part of a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders.


Presbyterian Foundation
200 E. 12th Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130