The National Council received 34 grant applications totaling $170,000. Grant awards for this round total $60,000.
Through a standardized, simple application process, SVdP Conferences and District Councils can apply for up to a $5,000 grant from the National Council’s Friends of the Poor® Fund. The total Friends of the Poor® Program budget is normally limited to the amount raised and/or approved by the National Council budget process.
Individual grant award amounts may vary from the application amount, but will not exceed $5,000.
Grants are targeted to specific, current needs of the poor, above and beyond available Conference resources. Preferred interest areas are: rental/housing assistance, utility assistance, food, clothing, transportation, baby/children needs and medical. No systemic change projects.