Beneficiary Selection

Since its beginning, Council for Life has been committed to raising significant funds for non-profit agencies that share our mission of honoring the sanctity of life. To date, Council for Life has raised over $6.5 million. The 2016 Beneficiaries have been carefully selected. Each of these beneficiaries is committed to serving daily in implementing our mission of empowering women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices and to raising the public awareness of this complex issue. CFL is grateful for the compassionate services these agencies provide and for their commitment to the sanctity of life.

Beneficiaries are selected by a committee based on the merit of the project and its potential impact in the community. The grant process includes an application, financial assessment from a CPA, and a site visit. Over two days, the merits of each project are thoughtfully and prayerfully weighed and beneficiaries are chosen through anonymous ballots ranking the requests. Typically 10-12 beneficiaries are selected with an average grant amount of $50,000. During the grant year, beneficiaries submit interim and final reports to ensure the integrity of the grant and all expenditures. Council for Life is proud to have helped increase the efficacy and professionalism of its grantees over the past fourteen years.