Social Action Grants

Accepting Applications for Fall 2021 Selection


The Social Action Committee of Fountain Street Church is responsible for awarding thousands of dollars annually to charitable or social-justice-oriented organizations. Grant recipients usually have roots in West Michigan, but the scope of their influence is not limited. Past grants have helped fund a wide range of projects, from theater by Black Michiganders to family business startups in Nepal. If your organization's mission is to somehow change part of the world in a positive, meaningful way, and you have a plan to achieve specific goals with funding, you may qualify for a Social Action Grant.

Questions may be directed to Melissa at

To donate to the Social Action Fund, select the button below and choose "Social Action Fund" in the drop-down menu.




Official Guidelines for Grant Applicants

  1. Decisions on funding for social ministry will be made by the Social Action Committee according to procedures established and reviewed annually.

  2. Regular decisions on funding proposals will be made once per year in the October/November time frame. Each applicant will be invited to share information regarding their organization and the reason they are requesting a grant.

  3. In order to be considered for funding, organizations are required to complete a grant application on a form provided on the FSC website.

  4. Proposals may be made or advocated by members of the Committee and the congregation for specific projects, or for general fund contributions to existing community, national, or international agencies. Formal applications will still be required.

  5. Committee members who are closely involved with an organization seeking funding will not participate in the final decision-making on grant applications.

  6. Emergency or time-sensitive needs arising between the regular submission dates may be considered at other meetings if funds are available to make this feasible. Conditions may be put upon such funding. 


To apply for a Social Action Grant, please fill out the form below as completely as possible.

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