Covenant Children’s Ministries continues to work in the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church and beyond through our grant programs. For more information, or to apply for a specific grant, use the links below.
The Ronald Lee Sterner Trust Fund
Ronald Lee Sterner was adopted through Covenant Children’s Home by the Sterner family in the 1950’s. Tragically Ronald died as a young child. In 1957 the Sterner family established the Ronald Lee Sterner Trust in his memory. The Board of Covenant Children’s Home was named as the Administrator of the trust. The purpose of the trust to was to encourage and enable other vulnerable children to pursue a post-high school education through scholarship grants.
Today Covenant Children’s Ministries continues to administer funds generated by the trust in accordance with the wishes of the Sterner family. Special consideration is given to “orphaned children” as defined by the trust, and to former residents and clients of Covenant Children’s Home. Other factors considered are students from “broken homes,” those attending schools of Christian emphasis, and students pursuing careers in Christian service or one of the helping professions. Over the years, as the trust fund has grown, Covenant Children’s Ministries has helped hundreds of worthy students achieve their educational goals, and it continues to do so today.
CCM Program Development Grants for At-Risk Children and Youth
Because of the generosity of endowing partners, current donors, and wise financial management, Covenant Children’s Ministries is able to continue the legacy of the Covenant Children’s Home, and has chosen to do so through program grants. Currently CCM is issuing grants to Evangelical Covenant Churches and institutions of the Evangelical Covenant Church that have programs that reach out to young people who are ‘at risk’ economically, educationally, and emotionally. We provide resources to established organizations who are committed to be in a healing relationship with these at risk young people, and provide them with opportunities for change and growth. We believe that this will give the young person the best opportunity to overcome the issues that put them “at risk.”
Applications for funding for programs operating in 2017-2018 are now being accepted. Download the application found by clicking the link below. Follow the instructions and guidelines closely to ensure that you submit the application in a timely manner. Failure to submit all requested materials, especially the program budget can lead to a delay in evaluating your application and result in a failure to receive funding.
Organizations that are not affiliated with the Covenant church may apply for grant funds if they partner with a Covenant affiliated institution and submit the application jointly.
If you have any questions about completing the application, please contact Ron Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 989-1610 ext. 5023.