The Mentoring Grant is available to congregations and church-related organizations working to develop mentoring programs to accompany young adults exploring their vocation and call to ministry.
Note: Organizations who are current FTE Grantees or hold current Lilly Endowment grants that are coordinated by FTE are not eligible.
Young adults find direction and strength from mentors who walk alongside them as they explore their purpose and discern their vocation. Mentors help to ask big questions about what the future might hold, encourage young adults to listen for how they might be called to lead and serve, and inspire them to explore the possibilities for their future.
The Mentoring Grant builds and strengthens the capacity of church leaders to accompany young adults exploring vocation and a call to ministry. These mentors will guide and support future leaders and cultivate space for young people to consider what their vocational journey holds.
Applicants may apply annually for grants up to $10,000 a one-year mentoring project.
The application deadline is September 15. Grant recipients will be notified by November 15.
Grant recipients are required to provide a mid-term and final report on their activities according to the type of project:
These are non-renewable grants.
Click here to submit an online application. Complete applications include:
Contact Heather B.P. Wallace at 678.369.6146.