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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
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Indianapolis, IN 46204
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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.
The Center for Congregations is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and therefore encourages congregations of color and rural congregations to apply.
As a result of participating in this Mental Health Initiative, your congregation will:
This grant awards 90% funding up to $40,000 and will require a 10% commitment from each participating congregation. More information is below in Details for Selected Congregations section.
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Congregations from the counties listed below are invited to submit an interest form in 2023. This initiative will be opened to northern and southern Indiana counties in 2024.
Boone, Clay, Clinton, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, and Wayne.
This is a competitive process and a cohort of 30 congregations will be selected in 2023. Congregations who submit an application will be notified by mid-February 2023.
Applications are due January 27, 2023 by email.
Team Member Requirements
Educational Session Requirements
Project Description and Funding
Grant Eligible Activities may include, but are not limited to, a combination of the following (all activities must be related to mental health):
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.