Startup Grant

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Immigrant Hope is a ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of America with the mission to equip churches to provide immigrants with the hope of the gospel, help finding a pathway to legal residency, and a home in a church that cares for them.

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Immigrant-led churches can offer sustainable, affordable immigration legal aid to their communities through Immigrant Hope. This ministry can equip the church to show God’s love by meeting real needs, provide an opportunity for church members to build relationships with their immigrant neighbors, and change the reputation of the church in the community. All of this contributes to more effective disciplemaking of congregants and community members alike.

However, these churches may need assistance to raise the initial funds and build the program. This grant would provide the seed funds needed to start an Immigrant Hope program in a viable immigrant-led church.



Grant Objectives



Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Online application form
  2. 3-year budget for the immigration program
  3. Church commitment letter
  4. Recommendation letters (optional)

Click here for a detailed description of the supporting documents.


A team including Immigrant Hope staff, board members, and site directors will interview applicants, review the applications, and grade the applications on the factors listed below. The team will then consider the three highest scoring applications and decide on the award.

The church must demonstrate:
Preference will be given to churches that demonstrate:

Use of Funds

Grant funds can be used to cover expenses related to developing and operating the immigration legal ministry. The funds must be used within 3 years of receipt. Some examples of how the funds may be used:



Grant information, application and interview are available in Spanish or English. Contact us if you would prefer to use another language and we will try to accommodate you.


For grant information please contact Karla Hannant:  |  (612) 516-5422


Application Form

Supporting Documents