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The Center for Congregations strengthens Indiana congregations by helping them find and use the best resources to address their challenges and opportunities.About Us
Center for Congregations
303 North Alabama Street, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Office hours: 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM,
Monday – Friday
Supporting Congregations to Meet Their Goals
We understand that funding is sometimes the biggest hurdle when starting a new project or addressing a challenge within a congregation. The Center for Congregations’ grant program supports Indiana congregations with meeting their goals through funding a variety of expenses, resources, and activities. We offer a variety of matching grants and special grant programs to allow congregations to select the funding that best meets their needs.
Plus, we are with you every step of the way. A Center for Congregations staff member will be available to answer any questions from completing the application to receiving your grant and follow-up reporting.
Congregational grants are made possible by a grant to the Center for Congregations from the Lilly Endowment Inc.
A Resource Grant is a matching grant up to $15,000 for qualifying Indiana congregations to fund a variety of expenses, resources, and activities.
The Equity Grant is designed to serve congregations impacted by systemic injustice or inequality. This funding opportunity is a 90/10 matching grant up to $15,000. Congregations must qualify as a rural congregation, a BIPOC congregation, or be experiencing financial hardship.
The Mental Health Initiative is an education and grant initiative designed to assist Indiana congregations in addressing mental health and wellness among their members. This opportunity includes educational sessions and a grant of up to $40,000 to fund expenses and activities that support mental health programming in congregations.
Our no-cost consulting for Indiana congregations provides access to the support and resources we know every congregation needs and deserves.
Our workshops connect you directly with industry experts and equip you with real-life examples and practical tools you can start using today.
The Center for Congregations is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. and is a supporting organization of the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.