Advancing Grant

Funds innovative Christian church programs that are transforming local communities through ministry.

Reach More Hearts

The Kingdom Advancing Grant, offered through the Brotherhood Mutual FoundationSM, supports church teams who, in their God-ordained calling, transform their community in creative, innovative, and collaborative ways.

The grant is designed for a church program or initiative that demonstrates the following:

  • Directly overseen by the church.
  • Intended to help build the Kingdom by introducing people to Jesus or strengthening their relationship with Jesus.
  • Involves a unique idea that's innovative, creative, and new and that other churches are not already doing.
  • Sustainable over time.
  • Can be replicated by other Christian churches.

The Brotherhood Mutual Foundation awards individual grants in amounts of $15,000–$100,000 annually. The number of grants awarded each year will vary, based on the scope and financial need of the projects. In addition, each grant recipient will be paired with an experienced ministry leader who can provide guidance and assistance.

All applicants will be notified whether they received a grant or not in July 2023.

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Grant Requirements

Before applying, carefully read the grant requirements, including program standards, eligibility standards,
necessary documents, dates to remember, FAQs, and more.

Submission deadline was March 31, 2023. Next grant cycle opens January 2024.

Granting Council

Our Granting Council includes members from ministries across the country, including the following:

Kurt Braun

Executive Pastor of Operations
Southland Christian Church

Stan Breeden

Senior Executive Pastor
Brentwood Baptist Church

Michael Crull

Operations Pastor
Northview Church

Annie Fatt

Risk & Legal Services Director Assistant
NewSpring Church
South Carolina

Chip Freeman

Church Business Administrator
Bellevue Baptist Church

Lincoln Fritz

Executive Pastor
The Brooklyn Tabernacle
New York

Tamara Fritz

Director of Human Resources
The Brooklyn Tabernacle
New York

Chris Gunnare

Chief Operating Officer
Lutheran Church of Hope

Alan Hawkins

Chief Operating Officer
Anglican Church in North America

Matthew Kim

Acts 2 Network

Carly Hernandez

Senior Director of Legal

Brian Newberg

Senior Executive Pastor
New Life Church

Greg Oefinger

Executive Minister
Oak Hills Church

Jacob Paukovitz

Finance and IS Director
Hope Fellowship

Chelsea Stanley

Resource Partner Coordinator
Association of Related Churches

David Stine

Chief Executive Officer
Bethel Media

Suzanne Swift

Risk & Legal Services Director
NewSpring Church
South Carolina

Jason Williams

Executive Pastor of Ministries
Saddleback Church

Josh Wood

National Outreach Director
Elevation Church
North Carolina

About the Brotherhood Mutual Foundation

The Brotherhood Mutual Foundation is a private nonprofit established by Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. The Foundation exists to distribute funds used to promote and encourage charitable, religious, and educational projects. Since 2005, the Foundation has donated millions of dollars to support dozens of nonprofit organizations whose work transforms their communities. In 2017, the Foundation helped launch Full Strength Network, a national nonprofit ministry that helps pastors thrive in ministry leadership.

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