Outreach Grants

The 2018 fund cycle is here!  Please read this information carefully.  The dates are at the bottom.

Background Information

The First Presbyterian Church has designated that certain portions of the income derived from its trust funds be allocated to outreach initiatives. These funds are to be administered by the Mission Ministry and approved by the governing board of the church, the Session.

The Mission of this project is guided by the scriptural reference in Matthew 25: 35-40.

Below are several important guidelines that will guide the Outreach Grant Fund Committee of the Mission Ministry in determining which proposals are funded and to what extent.


Grant proposals will only be accepted from 501 C-3 agencies.

Projects that WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY are of two types:

    1. Support for long-term projects that address basic life needs of those who reside on Galveston Island.  
    2. Projects that address gaps in social services not provided by other local agencies.

Agencies may continue to seek funding for activities/projects that have been previously awarded.  However, it is important to note that prior grant approvals does not guarantee future approvals.

Projects that WILL NOT be considered for funding:

  • Support of secular arts/entertainment
  • Grants to individuals
  • Scholarships
  • Applications missing required documentation

Duration of fundable projects

Funds are allocated for only one year at a time.


Preference will be given to proposals for which outcomes are clearly articulated and for which progress results can be provided.  Interim progress reports are required 6 months after receipt of grant, and a final progress report is required 12 months after receipt of grant.

Size of fundable projects

In general, grant allocations are about $5,000 each.  It is the desire of the Mission Ministry to fund a number of projects.  Depending on the number of eligible projects, the amount may be smaller or larger.

2018 Outreach Grant Important Dates

May 4: Letters of Intent (LOI) due.  Please submit LOI’s to: fpcgalvestonoutreach@gmail.com  

Click here for LOI Cover Letter Template:

Applicants will be notified about 2 weeks later regarding whether a full grant proposal will be requested.

July 2: Full grant proposals due.

July 27: Applicants will be notified regarding funding decisions.