Faith & Action Project Grants Program
Faith & Action Project Mission
The Faith & Action Project at Christian Theological Seminary connects, inspires and empowers faith communities and others to implement effective solutions for people confronting poverty. Through annual public events and grants, the Faith & Action Project seeks to ignite a collaborative, interfaith and inclusive movement for well-being and justice in our community. This project is made possible by a gift from the Mike and Sue Smith Family Fund.
Faith & Action Project Purpose
Extraordinary work to turn back the tide of poverty is already underway by a host of organizations, and the Faith & Action Project is committed to helping recognize and advance these efforts and others. We hope the Faith & Action Grant process will increase the impact of anti-poverty efforts by nurturing relationships and encouraging creative collaboration among faith communities and organizations working to break the cycle of poverty.
Faith & Action Project Grants Overview
The Faith & Action Project seeks to support and champion initiatives that have the potential to move people out of poverty for the long term. The Projects puts a high value on collaborations that clearly demonstrate a potential for tangible impact, and ones that seem poised to increase their impact with additional resources. While the Project applauds efforts to provide poverty relief, that is not its goal. The Faith & Action Projects seeks to eliminate the need for poverty relief.
Faith & Action would like to see faith communities, government agencies, non-profits, and for-profits come together to solve the root causes of poverty. Grant recipients are at a place where the grant could vault sound and sustainable programs to the next level of size, strength and impact.
Active Faith & Action Funding
The Faith & Action Project at Christian Theological Seminary has awarded grants totaling $225,000 for nine efforts aimed at reducing poverty in Indianapolis.
- Edna Martin Christian Center, American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis and Eastern Star Church
- Goodwill’s New Beginnings
- Purposeful Design
- Broadway United Methodist Church
- Trinity Episcopal Church
- School on Wheels
- Heart Change Ministries
- Outreach Inc.
- Eastern Star Church ROCK Initiative
- BUILD (Believers United In Local Development)
- Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) and Shepherd Community Center
- Public Advocates in Community Re-Entry (PACE)
- Purposeful Design