Developing Funds for Ongoing Christian Work

The Genesis Foundation provides seed capital and strategic support to Christian churches and ministries.

We seek to help Christian organisations with strategic planning and seed capital in order to multiply their work and implement projects that become self funding, so that they have the greatest impact for Christ’s Kingdom.

The Genesis Foundation considers grant applications in a two-stage process: a short “Preliminary Enquiry”, and if invited, a comprehensive “Grant Submission”.

We no longer provide grants directly to churches (including both planting or growth initiatives), as we have partnered with the Gospel Future Fund to provide this support. If you are seeking a grant for a church, please look up Gospel Future Fund

Submission Overview

  1. Complete the online short Preliminary Enquiry Form and submit during the Preliminary Enquiry window (see current submission dates below).
  2. If successful, you will then be invited to proceed to the comprehensive Grant Submission stage.
  3. the submission dates vary depending on the nature and size of the grant request.

Current Submission Dates

Preliminary Enquiry Forms for ministry grants are considered once a year.

Where the total request is less than $60,000 over 3 years (and you are not currently receiving a grant), a Preliminary Enquiry Form may be submitted during the week ending noon Friday 3 July 2020. We hope to respond within a week.  Those invited to complete a Grant Submission will need to lodge the Grant Submission by noon Friday 24 July 2020 (this date may change). We hope to provide a decision by the end of July.

Where the total request exceeds $60,000 over 3 years and/or you are currently receiving a grant, a Preliminary Enquiry Form may be submitted for a youth ministry or Christian media ministry (that have DGR status) during the week ended noon Friday 18 September 2020. A Preliminary Enquiry Form may be submitted for other ministries (without DGR status) during the week ended noon Friday 25 September 2020.   Those invited to complete a Grant Submission will need to lodge the Grant Submission by noon Friday 9 October 2020 and noon Friday 16 October 2020 respectively.

Church Grants

We believe our Lord disciples and grows His people through local churches, thus we are committed to supporting existing growing churches and establishing church plants, so that such local churches are strong. We have partnered with the Gospel Future Fund which will administer enquires, applications and submissions for grants for church plants and or church growth. Applications will only be considered for churches  in Australia and New Zealand. Find out if your church is eligible for a Church Grant.    

Apply for a Church Grant with Gospel Future Fund

Ministry Grants

As part of our vision to see God’s Kingdom grow, we are interested in receiving grant submissions from Christian ministries for projects that include the promotion of the message about Jesus and the opportunity for people to respond to Him, and which have a plan to grow to sustainable ministries. Find out if your organisation is eligible for a Ministry Grant.

Apply for a Ministry Grant with Genesis