9. Nine


Local Christian Community Foundations
Affiliated with National Christian Foundation

The National Christian Foundation
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, N.E., Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30342
1-800-681-6223 or 404.252.0100 EST

The National Christian Foundation’s Ministry Expands Through Local Foundations: A significant part of National Christian Foundation’s ministry work involves the development and support of a network of Local Christian Foundations around the country. From Southern California to South Florida, these Local Christian Foundations are making tangible differences in their communities by:
    • Developing and encouraging Christian giving (“donors”)
    • Equipping local ministries and organizations immersed in the work of God's Kingdom (“doers”)
    • Distributing resources donated by generous Christians to these ministries (“connecting together”)
Seattle Christian Foundation
601 Union Street, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA  98101
  206.682.0565 PST

Ann McKusick, Executive Director
The Foundation for Christian Stewardship
19742 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 240
Irvine, CA  92612-2446
  949.263.0820 PST

Mr. Russ Dickey, Executive Director
Greater Arizona Christian Foundation (GACCF)
7910 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Suite 104
Scottsdale, AZ  85255-7401

Vickie S. Perea, Executive Director
The New Mexico Christian Community Foundation
1311 Tijeras Ave., N.W.
Albuquerque, NM  87102
  505.224.9000 MST

Mr. Bill High, President
Servant Christian Community Foundation   
P.O. Box 412595
Kansas City, MO  64141-2595
  913.310.0279 CST

Mr. Jay Bennett, CEO
Kingdom Oil
701 Fourth Avenue S.,Suite 750
Minneapolis, MN  55415
  612.288.2299 CST

Mr. Larry Mason
The Christian Resource Foundation
2905 Gill Street
Bloomington, IL  61704
  309.661.9100 CST

Mr. Clifton N. Whalin, President
Louisville Christian Foundation
408 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Suite 210
Louisville, KY  40243
  502.253.4149 EST

Mr. Mike Robinson
Arkansas Christian Charitable Foundation
1901 Napa Valley Drive
Little Rock, AR  72212     
  501.225.9161 CST

Mr. Randy Veltkamp, President
West Michigan Christian Foundation
618 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite 130
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
  616.957.4372 EST

Mr. Brian C. Gettel, President
Great Lakes Christian Foundation
266 Elm Street, Ste 2
Birmingham, MI  48009
  248.229.8980 EST

Mr. Jim Oedy, Executive Director
New Hope Christian Community Foundation
842 W. South Boundary St.
Perrysburg, OH  43551
  419.873.HOPE (4673) EST

Mr. Mark MacDonald, Executive Director
Kentucky Christian Foundation
P.O. Box 11051
Lexington,  KY 40512-1051
  859.288.7671 EST

Grace Bishop
Knoxville Christian Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1647
Knoxville,  TN  37901
  865.523.5610 EST

Mr. Jim Killgore, President
The Atlanta Christian Foundation
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 900
Atlanta, GA  30342
  404.591.1782 EST

Mr. Martin Trice, President
Boston Christian Foundation
P.O. Box 961124
Boston, MA  02196
  617.532.0065 EST

Mr. Lyston Peebles, Executive Director
The Christian Foundation of the Triangle
702 Oberlin Road, Suite 150
Raleigh, NC  27605
  919.743.2555 EST

Mr. Robert G. Collins, President
1408 North Westshore Blvd., Suite 504
P.O. Box 22774
Tampa, FL  33622-2774
  813.567.1499 EST

Mr. Nolen Rollins, Executive Director
Christian Ministry Funds, Inc.
24850 Old 41 Rd STE 11
Bonita Springs, FL  34135-7087
  239.948.3036 EST

Mr. Stephan Tchividjian, President
Christian Community Foundation of South Florida

      Broward Office:
      5120 North Federal Highway
      Fort Lauderdale, FL  33308
         954.771.0110 EST

     Miami-Dade Office:
     121 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 1600
     Coral Gables, FL  33134
         305.444.7505 EST

The number and location of Christian Community Foundations are ALWAYS increasing and expanding. Check the website of The National Christian Foundation (www.nationalchristian.com) to keep up with the latest of information. Most of the foundations have mailing lists–so call and get on their mailing list AND ask if they have electronic lists, too! Remember, start with the closest one to you (your Jerusalem!) and develop/steward the relationship.

A Few Recommended Steps:
1. Learn about the one closest to you by visiting their website. Remember, they are NOT funders–rather, they are Christians taking a proactive role in bringing together “doers” and “donors.” Don’t go to them and ask for money. Rather, go to them with an open heart, share who you are, learn about them, and raise each others’ awareness of your important work and possible collaboration. Get on their mailing lists: Snail-mail and electronic if possible. Learn what they are doing in your community already! Learn who their Board Members are and what connections or relationships you might have with them through Board Members, donors, supporters, volunteers, etc. Don’t be abusive in developing a relationship–they get MANY calls interested in money. Show interest in their cause, too!

2. Get your written document prepared. Including the cover letter (1.5 pages), the summary page (1 page), and the proposal (3-4 pages MAX including a budget page--Follow the Template for proposals).

3. Call and ask them for a 15 minute appointment (if they ask you to stay longer–good. If not, stay to 15 minutes.) Tell them you are simply wanting to “raise their awareness of what you are doing” and learn more about them.

4. Attend their banquets, conferences, etc., as you develop a relationship with them. Stay connected and find ways you might become involved with their work (and invite them to be in yours!). Always be appreciative, grateful, gracious, etc., as you develop the relationship.

5. Buy a pair of kneepads for you and your Board and STAY ON YOUR KNEES asking God to bless your efforts–It is HE who provides!

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