Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

Faith-Based

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(FAITH-BASED) Agencies Partnering on School Improvement Pilot Program

Agency: Education Dept. (DoEd) and Corp. for Nat'l & Community Service (CNCS); Program: Nat'l Community and Interfaith Service Initiative to Propel School Improvement; Eligibility: Faith-based and community groups; Funding: Multiple local pilot program will be funded; Deadline: Ongoing. ...

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(FAITH-BASED) Evangelical Groups See Significant Giving Increase

New research finds that charitable giving to Evangelical Christian groups increased 5.8% from 2009 to 2010 to $9.38 billion. The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability's Annual State of Giving finds large faith-based organizations with more than $10 million in annual revenue fared partic...

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(FAITH-BASED) Toolkit Helps Fund, Prepare for Service-Learning Events

Faith-based groups seeking to hold a one-day service-learning event, either during Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) (April 20-22) or as a standalone event, can get assistance through an online toolkit. The toolkit, offered by Learn & Serve America (LSA), an effort of the Corp. for Nat'l & Co...

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(FAITH-BASED) YSA, Foundation Partner on J-Serve Mini-Grant Program

Foundation: Youth Service America (YSA), with support from the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Opportunity: J-Serve 2012 Micro-Grants; Funding Focus: Community service, faith-based; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Community projects; Funding: Multiple $500 awards;...

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(HEALTHCARE) Faith-Based Groups Can Aid Flu Programs

A new Health & Human Services Dept. (HHS) resource offers insights into how faith-based and neighborhood organizations can aid seasonal flu initiatives. Seasonal Flu Guide for Community & Faith-Based Organizations & Leaders, offered by HHS' Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partne...

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(HHS) Faith-Based, Neighborhood Partners Sought by Center

  The acting director of the faith-based office at the Health & Human Services Dept. (HHS) wants to make sure religious and community groups are aware their input is sorely needed. Mara Vanderslice Kelly tells FAM that HHS' Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships is consta...

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(ECONOMY) Faith Groups Can Become Microloan Intermediaries

Agency: Small Business Admin. (SBA); Program: Microloan Program (CFDA Number: 59.046); Eligibility: Private community and faith-based nonprofits (an applicant must have at least a year of experience making and servicing loans of $50,000 or less and providing training and technical assistance to borr...

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(FAMILIES) Job Clubs Crucial Part of Decreasing Unemployment Rolls

A Labor Dept. (DOL) official tells FAM that a main way the agency gets faith-based groups involved in the ongoing jobs push is through Job Clubs. Ben Seigel, the deputy director of DOL's faith-based office, tells us that Job Clubs play an important function in helping unemployed community members ...

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