We return to Him what is His.
As the CID-CEF is blessed, we return those blessings to Him by providing grants to our LCMS institutions in Central Illinois to be put to work for the expansion of His ministry.
Three types of grants are available:
“Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”
I Chronicles 29:14
Grant recipients have included:
Scholarships for Seminarians
Operation Mercy for Veterans
MINISTRY OUTREACH GRANTS
Each year, the Board of Trustees of the CID-CEF has provided grants to be used by our LCMS churches, schools, and agencies of the CID for Ministry Outreach within the District. These grants are given for the purpose of benefiting the Church in its mission, ministry, and outreach, with special consideration given to programs addressing current issues and concerns within the District.
Ministry Outreach Grants are awarded in April and October of each year.
- Applications with a due date of April 1st will be notified by April 30th.
- Applications with a due date of October 1st will be notified by October 31st.
Please refer to the Ministry Outreach Grant application for additional information on criteria and requirements.
BOARD DISCRETIONARY GRANTS
To the extent the CID-CEF has been blessed, we provide Board discretionary grants for various programs within the District. In the past, grants have been given for scholarships to seminarians and rostered church workers, Hispanic ministries, Operation Mercy for Veterans, CID District Office projects, Camp CILCA, university campus ministries, and a variety of other ministries in the churches, schools, and agencies throughout the District.
Please refer to the Grant Request application for additional information on criteria and requirements.
SCHOOL ENDOWMENT INITIATIVE GRANTS
For those CID LCMS schools that took advantage of the now-ended CID School Endowment Initiative “Funding CID Schools Now and Forever”, don’t forget to apply for your $2,500 Grant from the CID-CEF! Applications must be received within two years of establishment of your endowment fund. Please refer to the School Endowment Initiative Grant Application for additional information on criteria and requirements for the Grant. A Project Completion Form should be completed upon acquisition of the purchase approved under the Grant.