The Kaleidoscope Fund, Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s (LCEF) granting program, helps Lutheran Church––Missouri Synod (LCMS) ministries reflect the love of Christ and share the Gospel.
This initiative was established to impact ministries that have as their focus outreach and expansion, education and rostered church worker wellness.
Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) serves the members, congregations, schools, and rostered church workers of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) church body. When LCEF is blessed with good financial performance, a small portion of its funds may be used for a variety of ministry purposes…such as grants. These grants were launched in 2016 as The Kaleidoscope Fund, which emphasizes a variety of entities and ministry purposes.
The entities of the LCMS that are qualified to receive The Kaleidoscope Fund grants are:
Being mindful of a portion of the LCEF Mission Statement that states, “to support the Church in fulfilling its mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” qualified (and not qualified) grant purposes are as follows:
To sum this up: Consistent with LCEF’s mission,The Kaleidoscope Fund seeks to fund ministry ideas that are related to the expansion, enrichment, and energizing of Christ’s Church versus mere maintenance (of an existing program, etc.). We encourage you to PRAY big, THINK big, and DO big for maximum Gospel impact in your community!
The minimum grant amount to be awarded per recipient will be no less than $15,000. The minimum grant request should be for a minimum of $15,000.
The 2017 Kaleidoscope Fund application will launch on April 1, 2017.
All application materials must be completed and received or postmarked no later than June 15, 2017. Applications and all supporting documentation may be submitted via electronic or regular mail.
Mail request to:
The Kaleidoscope Fund
10733 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 300
St. Louis MO 63127-1020
Once all applications and materials are received by the June 15, 2017 deadline, The Kaleidoscope Fund granting committee will convene and review them. Once this is completed, and one or more grant recipients are determined, announcement of the grants will be communicated on or about November 6, 2017.
Grant awards may be paid in one lump sum, or over a period of time, depending on the nature of the application. Funds will be paid directly to the grant recipient(s).
Each recipient of The Kaleidoscope Fund grant will provide a written summary and photos of the grant outcome(s) in a designated and agreed upon timeframe with LCEF. These summaries and photos may be used in LCEF social media and for other promotional purposes. Additional promotional stories may be sought by the LCEF Marketing Department.