Grants History


Calvary Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD – $9,000
Grace Place Community Computer Lab
Create career planning and mentoring center for those in the community without home computers to address high unemployment and lack of job skills.

Cross Rails Ministries, Goose Creek, SC – $10,000
Mobile Outreach Team
Provided funding for equine therapy outreach to under-served children living in safe houses in the Charleston, SC area.

Faith & Work Enterprises, Baltimore, MD – $15,000
Sandtown-Winchester Mission
Funding support for Phase II of workforce development program.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Richmond, VA – $5,000
RLC Student Leader Internship Program
Support for two high school students to intern at the church to learn about ministry as a profession.

Southeastern District LCMS, Alexandria, VA – $4,000
Called 2 Be Podcast
Equipment and technology to produce a podcast that will empower believers to discover and live out their authentic calling in Christ.

Southeastern District LCMS, Alexandria, VA – $5,200
Deacon Coach Training
Training for coaches to provide spiritual coaching for participants in the SED Lay Deacon program.

Southeastern District LCMS, Alexandria, VA – $5,000
Teaching the Faith to our Youngest Students
Funds to purchase books and materials for teaching the faith to early childhood students.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Alexandria, VA – $10,000
Salaam Isa Mission Society
Support for Healing Prayer initiative, an outreach mission to Muslims.


Faith & Work Enterprises, Baltimore, MD – $5,000
Sandtown-Winchester Mission Start
Funding for pastoral support for a faith-based workforce development program.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Olney, MD – $6,500
Live Stream Initiative
Expand live-stream capabilities and broadcast for shut-ins and community.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Springfield, VA – $1,700
Patio of Peace
Install permanent patio furniture and create space for the church to engage with its local neighborhood businesses, providing a space for peace, connection, and conversation.

Southeastern District LCMS, Alexandria, VA – $3,500
Group & Team Coaching
Provide training for SED Coaching Network on group and team coaching.

Southeastern District LCMS, Alexandria, VA – $15,000
Church Worker Debt Relief
Provide funds to help with church worker student debt relief.


Concordia Christian Day School, Conover, NC – $30,000
EdTech & Musical Arts Initiative
Provided funding for purchasing SMART boards and a World Music Drumming curriculum and materials.

Concordia Preparatory School, Towson, MD – $45,000
Campus Safety & Security
Upgrades and additions to security cameras, phone/intercom system, and purchase AED.

Grace Lutheran School, LaPlata, MD – $10,000
Director of Christian Education
Provided partial funding of salary for Director of Christian Education to serve the school population.

Pilgrim Christian Day School, Baltimore, MD – $10,000
Chromebook Upgrade
Funding to purchase Chromebooks for students for online learning.

Resurrection Lutheran School, Cary, NC – $30,000
Technology for Online Learning
Funding to purchase Chromebooks and supporting equipment to allow for at-home learning due to the COVID pandemic.

Risen Christ Academy, Myrtle Beach, SC – $32,000
Playground Renovation
Funding to purchase new playground equipment and apparatus.

St. Paul Lutheran School, Glen Burnie, MD – $46,000
Chromebooks for All Students
Funding to purchase Chromebooks and supporting equipment for all students to allow for online learning due to the COVID pandemic.


Concordia Preparatory School, Towson, MD – $45,000
Engineering Lab & STAR/International Suite Renovation
Created an engineering classroom for their middle school and updated classrooms which serve international and mildly learning-disabled students.

Emmanuel Lutheran School, Asheville, NC – $50,000
Becoming STEM Empowered
Purchased equipment, curriculum, and materials to create a STEM program for grades K-8.

Emmanuel Lutheran School, Baltimore, MD – $38,300
Resource Teacher
Provided partial funding for three years of salary for Resource Teacher to assist students with special needs and learning challenges.

Our Savior Lutheran School, Arlington, VA – $85,000
Parking Lot/Playground Renovation & Security Fencing
Two-year grant that allowed for re-paving/striping of parking lot and playground and replacing the security fence around the school property.

Pilgrim Christian Day School, Baltimore, MD – $40,000
Innovative Technology Project
Purchased collaborative classroom furniture, technology upgrades, improved internet access, and computers for use by students and teachers, as well as science kits for grades K-5.

St. Paul Lutheran School, Catonsville, MD – $50,000
Chromebooks for Every Student & Resource Teacher/Recruitment/Outreach
Two-year grant for the purchase of Chromebooks for all students, technology curriculum and partial funding for a resource teacher to provide development of differentiated learning, as well as partial funding for a staff recruitment/outreach position.

St. Stephens Lutheran School, Hickory, NC – $10,000
Library Update
Purchased books and materials for a new school library.


Art Scherer Memorial Crisis Grants

Grants were awarded to the following congregations to provide feeding programs, buy food and supplies for soup kitchens, meals for first responders and healthcare workers, make and distribute face masks, and bless their communities:
Ascension (Charlotte, NC)
Bethel (Claremont, NC)
Bethlehem (Baltimore, MD)
Calvary (Baltimore, MD)
Christ for All Nations (Alexandria VA)
Emmanuel (Asheville, NC)
Emmanuel (Baltimore, MD)
Good Shepherd (Olney MD)
Hope (Wake Forest, NC)
King of Glory (Williamsburg VA)
Mt. Olivet (Washington, DC)
Peace (Washington, DC)
Peace in Christ (Walkersville, MD)
Prince of Peace (Charlotte, NC)
Redeemer (Catawba, NC)
Redeemer (Richmond, VA)
St. Paul (Norlina, NC)
St. Peter (Concord, NC)
Trinity (Henrico, VA)

Grants were awarded to the following preschool/early childhood centers/schools to help with staff needs, equipment and cleaning supplies, computer access centers, VBS, and outreach efforts to students and families:
Bethany Preschool (Alexandria, VA)
Leesburg Open Arms (Leesburg, VA)
Living Hope (Stafford, VA)
Prince of Peace Lutheran School (Springfield, VA)
Redeemer (Fredericksburg, VA)
Trinity Preschool (Richmond, VA)

Grants were awarded to the following congregations for improving their technology, ability to live stream services and events when facilities had to temporarily close, and provide ongoing Christian Education for Sunday School and Confirmation students:
Berea (Baltimore, MD)
Chesapeake Community of Hope (Chesapeake, VA)
Christ (Hickory, NC)
Christ (Seaford, DE)
Christ Community (Leesburg, VA)
Concordia (Triangle, VA)
Crown in Glory (Salisbury, NC)
Fountain of Life (Kernersville, NC)
Galilee (Pasadena, MD)
Good Shepherd (Herndon, VA)
Good Shepherd (York, PA)
Grace (Concord NC)
Grace (Durham, NC)
Grace (LaPlata, MD)
Holy Trinity (Statesville, NC)
Immanuel (Easton, MD)
Immanuel (Preston, MD)
Living Savior (Fairfax Station, VA)
Mekane Yesus (Columbia, MD)
Nazareth (Baltimore, MD)
Our Savior (Rehoboth Beach, DE)
Pilgrim (Bethesda, MD)
Point of Grace (Cornelius, NC)
Prince of Peace (Alexandria, VA)
Prince of Peace (Charlotte, NC)
Resurrection (Cary, NC)
St. John (Glen Arm, MD)
St. John (York, PA)
St. Paul (Annapolis, MD)
St. Paul (Catonsville, MD)
St. Paul (Crofton, MD)
St. Paul (Glen Burnie, MD)
St. Paul (Mechanicsville, MD)
St. Peter (Conover, NC)
St. Thomas (Baltimore MD)
Visual Faith Ministry (Springfield, VA)


Congregation Grants


School Grants


Crisis Grants