Apply for a Grant
Religious orders of men and women in the United States may apply for funds to assist with an immediate retirement need.
SOAR! recently moved to an online application. To apply for a grant, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Before accessing the 2019 grant application link, you must click here to set up a Blackbaud ID. If you applied for a SOAR! grant in 2018 you can use the same user ID and password, but must register as a new user to access the 2019 grant application.
Step 2: Click here to access the 2019 application once your Blackbaud ID sign in credentials have been created.
Frequently asked questions about the online application are highlighted below; for more information about the application process, visit our complete FAQ page.
The 2019 grant cycle has closed. Awards will be made in the late spring.
Online Application FAQs
Do I have to create an account to access the online application?
Yes; the account also allows you to save and return to your application, and, if your congregation is awarded a grant, you will use the same account to submit your final report. You can use the same account to apply every year.
How can I retrieve my forgotten password?
Click “FORGOT PASSWORD?” on the login screen to reset your password.
I’ve forgotten my username! Can you help?
Your username is the email address you used to create your online account. If you cannot remember which email address you used, call the SOAR! office at (202) 529-7627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Can I transfer my online account to a different grant writer?
To transfer your online account to a different grant writer, call the SOAR! office at (202) 529-7627 or email email@example.com.
What if my congregation does not have an NRRO Needs Analysis Report?
If your congregation does not have an annual NRRO Needs Analysis Report, please note this in your project cover letter.
Are there any system requirements for submitting an online application?
There are no system requirements for completing an online grant application.
Is the information I submit online secure?
Your information is very secure. The provider of the online application, Blackbaud GIFTS Online, uses SSL data encryption to keep your information safe.