Apply for a Grant

Completed applications are due to the SOAR! office by Friday, February 3, 2017. Regular grant applications will not be accepted after the due date. The Grant Review Committee meets once a year in April. Regular grants will be announced and awarded in late spring.

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Congregations must submit an application for a single project. SOAR! will not accept multiple applications from a single congregation. If the project encompasses more than one location please detail the request in a single application. Additional information on the grant application and program is available by contacting Kristen Wise via email or at (202) 529-7627.

All submissions must be typed on single-sided paper. Applications should be both emailed and sent in hard copy.

Emailed Application Instructions

Follow the instructions on the Retirement Needs Grant Guidelines and provide the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Scan of complete signed application
  • Complete 2016 NRRO Retirement Needs Analysis Sections I-IV (please note that these are often 2 sided – make sure that the scan captures the entire document, usually 3-4 pages)
  • Copies of two bids (should be no more than a one or two page summary)
  • Detailed budget of project

Please send an email to Kristen Wise. The email subject line should follow this model: Grant Application – Congregation Name – City, State. Attach a single scanned PDF of the entire application package (5 items listed above). The PDF should be named following this model: Congregation_City_State (e.g. “IHM Sisters_Scranton_PA.pdf”).

Hard Copy Application Instructions

  • Cover letter
  • Original complete signed application
  • Complete 2016 NRRO Retirement Needs Analysis Sections I-IV (please note that these are often 2 sided – make sure that the scan captures the entire document, usually 3-4 pages)
  • Copies of two bids (should be no more than a one or two page summary)
  • Detailed budget of project

Please mail entire original package (5 items listed above) to Kristen Wise at:
SOAR!
3025 4th Street NE, Suite 14
Washington, DC 20017

Copies of audits and financial statements do not need to be submitted but should be available upon request.

No certified mail, please. 

Download Grant Application