Foundation News: October 2021
Are you ready for Giving Tuesday?
As churches and non-profits across the nation prepare for year-end campaigns (including Giving Tuesday), the Foundation wants to make sure you are ready:
For churches we've compiled some helpful tips:

For individuals we want to make sure you know your options. The Foundation offers many choices for planned giving, including some lesser-known ways (such as our Clergy Tribute program), which are highlighted on our blog.

Contact us today with questions or to get started!
Thank you Carma Mohler Grant applicants!
To all organizations that applied for our annual hunger relief grants: you will be notified in November of whether you have been selected. We can't wait to share the winners and highlight all the good they are doing to alleviate food insecurity in our state! Learn more about this program and previous winners here.
Other good news:
Saving Grace lectures still available online:

Pastors can earn 1 CEU!

Thank you so much to those who participated in our fall sessions of Saving Grace: A Guide to Financial Well-Being. To anyone who has some, or even all, of the videos left to watch, you can still earn 1 CEU this fall. The lectures will be posted online through the end of November. All you have to do is watch all 10 videos in their entirety and let us know you did, and you will receive your CEU. Visit our website to get started. Password is finances2021.
Scholarships open December 1:

Over $300,000 awarded in 2021!

It's time to get ready to apply for scholarships again! The Foundation offers over 100 scholarships each year thanks to generous donors. Visit our website to learn the criteria for each scholarship and encourage the students in your congregation to apply! You can also print the flyer and bulletin insert. Starting December 1, there will be an APPLY NOW link added to the webpage, so make sure the students in your life are prepared!
More Resources: If you have an account with the Foundation and would like to start receiving your statements by email, we have a form for that!
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