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.
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
CID LCMS Schools – don’t pass up this opportunity!
The CID School Endowment Initiative "Funding CID Schools Now and Forever" provides an excellent opportunity for our LCMS schools in the CID to immediately grow a $5,000 endowment investment into a $15,000 endowment plus a $2,500 Grant. The CID-CEF is participating in this initiative by providing the $2,500 Grant.
Please refer to the School Endowment Initiative Grant application for additional information on criteria and requirements for the Grant.
(Please reach out to Trip Rodgers or Rev. Olander at the CID for information on the complete “Funding CID Schools Now and Forever” Endowment Initiative.)