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Our 2025 funding for new partners will prioritize The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) expansion within Prison and Reentry. Organizations that do not fit this criteria are asked to withhold submitting Letters of Interest or grant applications at this time.




  • Mission: You must be working with Prisoners, Ex-Prisoners, Women in Recovery and/or Military Veterans

  • Geography: You must be working with one of these groups in the USA. We only fund and support organizations and programs working in America

  • Impact: Your existing programs must have a faith-based component, and exhibit evidence-based results in helping these individuals.

  • Non-Profit Status: Serving USA will only consider working with partners that are registered 501(c)(3) organizations or are affiliated with a non-profit organization.

  • Financials: Serving USA will only partner with groups that provide us with a clearly defined budget for the proposed project.

  • New Programming: Serving USA is looking for organizations that may have a pioneering or inventive idea, but need a grant to launch their programming. Specific metrics can be developed with program partners to effectively evaluate the success of pilot programming. Supercharging Existing Programming: Serving USA is looking for organizations with innovative, successful programming where a grant from Serving USA would allow the organization to expand the program reach in a significant way.



First time applying for a grant with Serving USA? 

Follow these easy steps: 

  • We request that you fill out a Letter of Intent. CLICK HERE and follow the instructions. Submit your Letter of Intent no later than April 30th.

Are you a current or former partner applying? 

First-time grant requestors who have had their Letter of Intent approved


Q: What is the process for submitting a grant request?

A: For first-time requests or those who have never been a formal partner with Serving USA, you need to submit a “Letter of Intent” by April 30th. Go to the Instructions tab of our website on the Grants page and follow the instructions. For current or former partners, we will receive grant requests throughout the year, but the deadline for all requests is the 1st of July, each year, for the following year’s awards.


Q: When do you make decisions regarding grant requests?

A: Grant requests will be reviewed by Serving USA staff throughout the year and decisions will be made during the month of September.


Q: When would we be notified regarding grant approval or denial?

A: Notification of approval or lack thereof will be given to all requestors by the end of October, each year.

Q: Does the money come in one lump sum and if so, when?

A: Disbursements will be made in even distributions on a quarterly basis beginning in January of the following calendar year.

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