How to Apply for a Grant
All grants to First Foundation must be reviewed and approved by one of the ministries of First Presbyterian Church. A person or organization wishing to apply for a grant should follow these steps:
First Foundation grants are made to individuals and ministries within the church and to individuals and organizations outside of the church.
Grants originating within First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham should focus on one of the following areas:
While First Foundation will carefully consider all grants that meet the eligibility requirements, preference will be given to grants that exhibit the following:
What We Don’t Fund
In general, we do not fund operational expenses of the church or ongoing operations of any entity. We typically do not fund organizations with multi-million dollar operating budgets.
All grants must meet grant criteria and several grant priorities. Multi-year grants are discouraged (i.e., $5,000/year for 3 years). First Foundation will sometimes agree to partial funding of a larger project on the condition that the additional funding is acquired from other sources.
Grant Request Forms
Use this form if you are a 501c3 non-profit, higher governing body of the PC(USA), church, organization, or individual not affiliated with First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham.
Use this form if you are a ministry, member, or staff of First Presbyterian Church requesting a grant for seed money for new ministry activities or pilot ventures; support for existing ministry activities; education and training expense for fees, tuition, licensing costs and related out-of-pocket expenses for congregation members or staff personnel for theological, educational or training consistent with FPC mission, focus or other stated goals; activities that engage the congregation in mission work or educate the congregation about mission-related issues.