Announcing the Pacifica Synod
Technology Development
Matching Fund Grants

March 17, 2021

Greetings Ministries in the Pacifica Synod!

I am pleased to announce that the Pacifica Synod is offering a Technology Development Matching Funds Grant for ministries to consider applying for. Technology is defined as A/V for application purposes. As ministries prepare to return to in-person worship, the reality of the past 12 months is that virtual worship has become more mainstream and its need is likely to continue. This grant provides an opportunity to increase the quality of production of your current A/V equipment in general and particularly online.

This is a matching grant. This means we will match dollar for dollar what ministries raise. The limit is $5,000. If you don’t need $5,000 (which becomes $10,000 when matched), apply for what you need. This grant is capped at $150,000 in disbursements, so grant applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Money will be released once you have raised the matching piece of the funds and send in documentation supporting receipt of raised funds. Particulars are included on the fillable application, which may be downloaded below. Here is a listing of key dates, etc.:

  • Applications will be received starting on March 25, 2021. If they are received before this date, we will return the application to you.

  • Applications are to be received by May 31, 2021. Funds are to be spent by August 31, 2021. Report back to synod by December 31, 2021.

  • Applications will be considered as they are received, until the cap of funds is reached.

  • Applications will be reviewed by 2 or 3 Mission Fund Committee members.

  • Grant is matching up to $5,000.

  • Grant fund is capped at $150,000.

Please direct your questions about the grant to Pastor Tom Goellrich (DEM) either by email at or call my mobile 714-478-2753.

Please submit grant applications and narratives to Terri Robertson by mail to the synod office (address below) or by email at

Thank you for your attention to this. We pray this is a helpful contribution to your enhance your ministry needs.

Peace in Christ!

Pastor Tom Goellrich
Director for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop
Pacifica Synod, ELCA
Please note: This is a fillable application. It can be printed and completed by hand or downloaded and completed using your computer. Be sure to save the application to your computer BEFORE filling it out. When complete, save it again prior to emailing it.
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