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Thank Offering



Date adopted:  June 10, 2011

Dates of revisions:   None

Category:  2.7a

From time to time, the Iowa Conference receives funds from local churches designated for inclusion in the Iowa Thank Offering Fund. This is a temporarily restricted fund and grants may be made from the Fund only to Iowa entities. Grants are awarded annually. The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for use awarding grants from this Fund.

Requirements for Grant Requests

Applications for grants from the Iowa Thank Offering Fund shall be in writing and shall, at a minimum, contain the following:

  1. A statement of the purpose for which the grant is sought and the uses to which the funds from the grant shall be put.
  2. The amount of the grant requested.
  3. The names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the responsible parties for the administration of the grant.
  4. Such other information as the Conference Minister may request.

The Conference Minister is authorized, from time to time, to establish get meridian such further procedures and requirements for grant applications as he or she shall deem necessary or helpful to the administration of the Fund.

Purposes for which Grants May Be Awarded

Grants from the Iowa Thank Offering Fund may only be made to help support social service or community service projects which further the ministry of one or more of the local churches that are members of the associations of the United Church of Christ within the boundaries of the Iowa Conference.

Decisions Concerning the Award of Grants

The Conference Minister shall review all applications for grants from the Fund and shall make recommendations concerning them to the Administrative Team of the Board of Directors. The Administrative Team shall have sole and exclusive authority to determine what action shall be taken with respect to all grant applications and the amount, terms and conditions of any grant that is made from the Fund.

Deadline for applications is December 31st of each year.  Grants are awarded after the following Board of Directors meeting each January.

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