Grants Program


new odf grant program implemented in 2017


Beginning in 2017, ODF implemented a grant-making process. Several permanent endowments have been established with specific, varied purposes for providing funds to non-profit 501(c) (3) organizations. The majority of the funds in 2017 were directed for Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) related programs, ministries and missions for children, youth and young adults. Also, funds were available for the education of clergy, laity and congregations on the guidance and art of spiritual giving. And, some funds were available for new churches or new ways of being a church.

All grants were awarded based on funding events or programs with potential to make the greatest impact. A grant-making committee of current and former ODF board members reviewed applications and made recommendations to the ODF board of directors.

Grant money was awarded to charitable entities, not individuals. Requests to discharge preexisting debts were not considered.

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