Violence. It’s an epidemic that kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. each year and injures millions more. It is a plague that destroys families and tears apart entire communities. CHI is committed to building healthy communities through its national campaign, United Against Violence, to eradicate violence.
The Mission and Ministry Fund’s violence prevention grants are designed to help CHI’s affiliates strengthen existing programs or create new initiatives that address:
So far, CHI has provided more than $15 million to fund violence prevention programs. A complete listing of violence prevention grants can be found the Mission and Ministry Fund Grants Awarded database.
CHI’s violence prevention grant program includes working with colleagues across CHI and external experts to gain understanding of effective violence prevention initiatives. Specific activities include:
Violence prevention grant funds may be requested to cover the following costs:
Because this is a unique type of grant, staff and applicants work together to determine specific criteria through the notice of intent process.
Interested CHI facilities, joint operating agreement organizations, joint venture organizations, participating congregations and strategic partner organizations may submit a notice of intent to participate. The notice of intent form is included in grant cycle materials.
Notices of intent are screened by CHI staff leading the violence prevention strategic initiative and by the Mission and Ministry Fund Advisory Committee. Applicants are notified if a full application for a violence prevention grant will be accepted. Full applications are evaluated by the Mission and Ministry Fund Advisory Committee, which recommends Mission and Ministry Fund grant awards to the CHI Board of Stewardship Trustees. The Board has full authority to approve or disapprove Mission and Ministry Fund grants.