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Jeremiah Fund

SEEKING ROCKFORD’S PEACE AND PROSPERITY

The Jeremiah Fund Grant is a “no strings attached” grant of $750 which must be applied for online at First Free Rockford website. Any qualifying organization will be considered for a grant, upon submission of the online application.

Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” — Jeremiah 29:7

Anderson Organics

Jeremiah Fund Grant Recipient

A First Free family set in motion a grant that provided a practical solution for this community supported agriculture program in Caledonia. For Philip and Kelli Anderson, it also served as a reminder of God’s care.

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INSPIRED

Inspired by God’s words through the prophet Jeremiah, First Free Rockford’s elders have established a fund that focuses on engaging our congregation to seek the welfare of the city of Rockford.

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FUNDED

The Jeremiah Fund will initially be funded with $70,000 from the Elder Board. These funds are available because of the generosity of the First Free Rockford congregation.

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DISTRIBUTED

Grants will be distributed through First Free Rockford members to local non-profit organizations they actively serve. Grants will be awarded for $750 to these organizations if certain criteria are met.

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Jeremiah Fund Criteria

GUIDELINES FOR THE GRANT PROCESS.

The Jeremiah Fund Grant Committee retains the right to interpret or alter these Guidelines on a case by case basis.

General intentions/requirements
  • To support and enhance an ongoing relationship between the applicant and the organization – it is not intended for sponsoring a onetime event within the organization or fund raising.
  • To enhance the Christian witness of our church member as he/she serves in the ministry/service of the non-profit.
  • An organization will only be considered for two grants per 6 months.
  • A church member may only apply for one grant per 6 months.
  • If a group applies for a grant, at least one member of the group must meet the requirements of an individual requesting a grant as per outlined above.
The individual requesting the grant must:
  • Be a member of First Free Rockford.
  • Volunteer 20 or more hours per year in the ministry/service of the non-profit, excluding serving as a board member.
  • Agree that the grant will enhance their Christian witness at the non-profit.
  • Agree to deliver the check in person.
The organization receiving the grant must:
  • Be a 501c3 Non-profit organization which is Christian in scope, or morally positive and spiritually neutral.
  • Serve the greater Rockford community.
  • Have a direct impact on humanity and effect positive change in human lives.