US $15,000 Program Grant for Poverty Alleviation

The Presbyterian Mission Agency invites grant applications to the Presbyterian Hunger Program for international projects outside of the United States.

VALUE: Maximum $15,000 US

DEADLINE: April 30

GENERAL CRITERIA:

The Presbyterian Hunger Program will consider proposals which address at least one of the following areas

  • Direct Food Reliefthe proposed activities will help make food available to people who cannot provide for themselves on a temporary basis or permanently. Relief programs should also include long-range solutions to the problems affecting such communities.
  • Development Assistance – The proposed activities should help bring about long-term improvements to the quality of life of poor people in more than one way. These activities should aim to increase self-reliance and empowerment of poor people.
  • Public Policy Advocacy – The proposed activities will advocate through just and peaceful means, political and/or economic policy changes which a) provide food for poor and hungry people; b) empower their self-development; or c) promote freedom from oppressive and unjust systems that fail to meet basic needs.
  • Lifestyle Integrity – The proposed activities will assist the church to move toward sustainable corporate and personal lifestyles sensitive to the reality of the earth’s limited resources and the critical needs of the poorest of the human family.
  • Education and Interpretation – The proposed activities will educate the church and the public at large about local and global root causes of hunger in a particular country and around the world.  They shall prepare and motivate people to act and to educate others and provide opportunities for being in solidarity with and learning among poor communities.

GUIDELINES:

Proposals should work to lessen hunger and poverty and to address their causes to the benefit of poor people: especially women, racial ethnic persons or other disadvantaged groups.  Those benefiting should be involved in the planning and implementation of project activities.

Proposals will not be accepted from government institutions, private businesses or from individuals. Only organizations may submit apply.

The organization which is applying will

  • have good working relations in its own country with a national church body, whether or not it is a formal partner of the Presbyterian Church USA.
  • show existing relationships with community organizations, government agencies and other programs that share the same goals.

In order to support local self-reliance, PHP will give priority to applications submitted by organizations in the geographic area of the proposed activities.

APPLICATION:

Submit a Letter of Inquiry by email to Eileen Schuhmann

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