2020 Grant Timeline

All 2020 Grant Applications and Required Exhibits Due | Between Monday, September 30, to Monday, December 2, 2019, by 5:00 pm*   
Monday, September 30, 2019 l Beneficiary Fall Forum | Northwest Bible Church
January/February 2020 | Research and possible site visits
March 2020 | CFL Board votes/Agencies notified
October/November 2020 | CFL Luncheon
December 2020 | Checks distributed

*All 2020 Grant Applications and required Exhibits must be emailed (in WORD format, when possible, except for the Beneficiary Agreement) ALL TOGETHER to Julie Brice Beiersdorf at eternalfruit1@gmail.com anytime from Monday, September 30, to Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm. In addition, please mail two (2) hard copies of all 2020 Grant Applications and required Exhibits ALL TOGETHER to Julie Brice Beiersdorf, Council for Life, 4516 Lovers Lane, Suite 103, Dallas, Texas 75225. All Grant Applications and required Exhibits must be received or postmarked no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, December 2, 2019.

Note: Fall Forum is MANDATORY - Monday, September 30, 2019

Agencies that are considering applying for a Council for Life 2020 Grant are required to have a representative (staff member or board member) attend the Beneficiary Fall Forum on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Northwest Bible Church, 8505 Douglas Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75225. A review of the CFL Beneficiary Application as well as the Timeline, Criteria and Guidelines will be discussed during the Fall Forum. This will be very important information for all of our applicants to hear about firsthand!

Please contact Julie Brice Beiersdorf at eternalfruit1@gmail.com for more information on the Fall Forum. 

Council for Life criteria for Beneficiary selection:

  • To have a diverse slate of grants that reflects the complex issues surrounding unplanned pregnancy.

  • To keep the focus on local community initiatives. Note: Applicants must apply for funds that will be used to provide services in Collin, Dallas, Rockwall and/or Tarrant counties.

  • To consider legitimate operating needs as well as stand-alone projects.

  • To select beneficiaries that are in line with our mission to empower women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices and are motivated by Christ-like love and compassion.

  • Not to fund the same project or need more than two consecutive years.

  • To prevent agencies from becoming financially dependent on Council for Life. We encourage agencies to develop new community relationships made possible during the grant year; however, we ask that you do not directly solicit new donors (via an underwriting letter) from our membership while in the same year you are selected to receive a grant.

CFL Beneficiary Funding Guidelines:  

Beneficiaries may apply for Operating Grant Requests, Capital Grant Requests or a combination of the two.

Operating Grant Requests
Applications for Program, Administrative or Personnel needs may not exceed:
10% of the agency’s current Annual Operating Budget, if the Budget is above $500,000; or
20% of the agency’s current Annual Operating Budget, if the Budget is $500,000 or below.

Capital Grant Requests
Applications for only Capital Grant Requests are not bound by a percentage of the Operating Budget. However, the request must include an on-going written plan for how to sustain the capital project in the agency’s Operating Budget. (Ex. Purchase of a sonogram machine: are funds provided in the Operating Budget for a nurse?)

Combination of Operating and Capital Grant Requests
If an agency requests both Operating and Capital Grants, the total request will be treated as an Operating Grant Request. Therefore, the total request may not exceed 10% or 20% of the current Annual Operating Budget, as applicable based upon the size of the Annual Operating Budget.

We Do Not Fund:

  • Travel

  • Political activity

  • Projects outside our mission

  • Mortgage or debt reduction

Reporting Requirements:
Any agency selected as a 2020 Beneficiary is required to submit in writing two CFL Beneficiary Follow Up Reports on the execution and success of the grant project no later than September 1, 2021 (Interim Report for the 6 month period ending June 30, 2021) and February 1, 2022 (Final Report for the 12 month period ending December 31, 2021). Agencies that fail to abide by these grant requirements may lose funding and may not be considered for future grants. 

2020 Beneficiary Application Form
2020 Beneficiary Agreement
2020 Pregnancy Resource Center Data Form (to be completed by Pregnancy Resource Centers only)
2018 Beneficiary Required Follow Up Reporting Form (Note: For 2018 Beneficiaries as 2019 is their reporting year)