ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOS LEADERSHIP 100 ENDOWMENT FUND GRANT APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES
The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund (the “Fund”) was established in 1984, for the purpose of seeding and nurturing programs under the National Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and those that advance Orthodoxy and Hellenism. The Fund does not provide support for general operating purposes of the Archdiocese.
Completed applications must be submitted in duplicate to the Executive Director of Leadership 100 no later than September 15 to be considered for funding the following year. After review by the Grant Committee, the Executive Committee, at its meeting at the Annual Leadership 100 Conference in February, acts upon the application.
While most grants are made for one year, multiple-year grants are sometimes considered. All grants require submission of a progress report twice a year. Continued funding on a multi-year basis or funding of additional projects is conditioned on favorable review of such reports.
After the Executive Committee approves a grant request, it is forwarded to the Archbishop who may disapprove the request, if he considers it to be inconsistent with the priorities of the National Ministries of the Archdiocese. If he takes no action, the Executive Committee’s approval automatically becomes final on the thirty-first day after its delivery to the Archbishop. The Executive Committee, solely responsible for directing distributions of grant monies, may occasionally initiate a grant and distribute grant monies, in accordance with the purposes of Leadership 100, during any time period, subject to grant application and guidelines approval procedures.
All promotional and other reports and materials distributed by grant recipients to the public with respect to the subject matter of a Leadership 100 grant shall state, in language approved by Leadership 100, that such program is funded in whole or in part by Leadership 100.
CRITERIA FOR GRANT APPROVAL
- Compliance with application instructions.
- Perceived ability to carry out the plan.
- Presentation of realistic outcomes/objectives by which the success of the grant can be measured.
- Leadership 100 funding capabilities and the relative merit of the proposal vis a vis other competing proposals.
- In the case of local initiatives, determination that the program has national interest and significance, and will result in materials and expertise that will have national application.
REQUESTS THAT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
- Endowment or debt reduction programs.
- Support of an organization’s fund raising efforts.
- Capital requests for the planning, construction, renovation or purchase of buildings; or for the acquisition of land.
- Direct assistance to individuals or for-profit organizations.