Grants for Christian Schools

Christian schools are private schools that are administered by Christian organizations, oftentimes offering religious-centered education. It is the common belief that these schools are not eligible to receive grants due to their religious orientation. However, their academic activities made them eligible to receive grants from different foundations. In addition, their unique mission of providing children with high quality of education that is high in spiritual values is not lost on foundations that offer assistance to capital improvement, scholarship, and innovative special programs.

The Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

The foundation has awarded grant funding to religious causes such as hospitals, Catholic churches, and Catholic schools. Applicants for grant funding must submit to the foundation the following: the organization’s history, board of directors, the scope of the proposed project and its intended effects on the community. Schools that apply for funding must establish that it has excelled academically and must show its outreach program for the community. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

The Frederick W. McCarthy Family Foundation

This charitable organization that started in 1987 provides educational grants to different religious-oriented schools. The foundation’s mission to provide educational access for children with disadvantaged backgrounds. Grant funding is awarded to organizations such as community center, school, or nonprofit educational institutions. Applications can be submitted to the foundation’s website.

The Cora Foundation

It is a Christian foundation that awards grants to schools that “promote the expansion of Christ’s Kingdom and “influence people to lead a Christ-centered life.” The amount of funding that the foundation gives ranges from $10,000 to $280,000. Applications may be submitted through the website of The Cora Foundation.

Ambrose Monell Foundation

The foundation awards grants for different purposes worldwide, including religious, scientific, charitable, educational, and literary. Grants are given to organizations and institutions that are eligible to receive charitable grants. Grant funding ranges from $1,000 to $500,000. Any private Christian school may submit a letter of inquiry to the foundation. Letters of inquiry about the grant may be submitted throughout the year but grant applications must be submitted by April 30 and October 31 of each year. Information about the grant may be obtained from the foundation’s website.

The Ambrose Monell Foundation
c/o Fulton, Rowe & Hart
One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 301
New York, NY 10020-2002

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