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 and donated over $9 million to more than 55 life-affirming beneficiaries. Each year, our beneficiaries are 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 public awareness of the complex issues surrounding unplanned pregnancies. CFL is grateful for the compassionate services these agencies provide and for their tireless commitment to protecting the unborn.
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 15 – 19 beneficiaries are selected. 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 20 years.
Since our beginning, Council for Life has been committed to raising significant funds for non-profit agencies that share our mission of honoring the worth and dignity of every human life.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Beneficiary Fall Forum to review application and requirements. In Person or Virtual Attendance by a staff and/or Board Member at the Fall Forum is MANDATORY for all agencies wishing to apply.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
A completed application and exhibits are due electronically by 5:00 pm Dallas time. Applications may be submitted anytime between September 30 and December 1, 2021. LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Research and site visits for qualified organizations. Once applications have been vetted through the Beneficiary Applicant Funding Requirements (listed above) and by CFL’s Certified Public Accountant, a CFL Researcher will be assigned to qualified applicants. Your researcher will contact you to arrange a site visit and interview.
CFL Beneficiary Committee meets to review and vote on applications. To the extent that any questions regarding an application arise, the assigned CFL Researcher will contact the relevant Applicant and the timely response by such Applicant can be critical to the outcome. The CFL Board of Directors will vote on the proposed slate, and agencies will be notified by phone of the outcome; confirmation letters will be sent as well.
November 1, 2022
Applicants that are awarded a 2022 grant that have been in existence for seven years or less are required to submit the most recent fiscal year end financials and an interim balance sheet and income statement, along with a cash flow statement, all dated as of September 30, 2022. CFL reserves the right to request the Funding Year Financial Statements from any applicants that are awarded a grant. Funding for such agencies shall be contingent upon CFL’s receipt of the Funding Year Financial Statements by November 1, 2022, and the subsequent determination by CFL that the financial condition and viability of the applicable beneficiary as an ongoing concern are sound.
CFL Celebrating Life Luncheon (2022 Beneficiaries will be announced publicly at the Celebrating Life Luncheon and in marketing publicity leading up to the Luncheon).
Checks distributed to selected beneficiaries. (Note: Funds must be spent by December 2023. Requests for an extension must be submitted in writing to CFL by January 2024 and approved by the CFL Board of Directors.)
Applicants that are awarded a 2022 grant are required to submit Beneficiary Follow Up Reports that will include information on whether the goals of the project are being achieved, the measurable results and accounting reports of the project(s). (NOTE: The Beneficiary Follow Up Report form will be provided by CFL in reminder emails.):
Please contact Stephanie Hagen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Fall Forum.