The following is a general time line that is followed each year for the issuing of grants from the St. Luke Social Concerns Committee:
Each organization must reapply annually for a grant, and be an organization/non-profit within the United States, with preference to those in the greater Portland area, and the state of Oregon.
The committee considers requests as they are received. Requests that are received after the estimated available funds have been allotted will not be considered unless additional funds become available in the fourth quarter.
Whenever possible, the committee will notify applicants within three months as to whether or not their request meets the committee guidelines, including the ten volunteer requirement, and has been approved. There are times that we are unable to grant the total amount requested, but may fulfill some of the request.
The committee treasurer will issue the first quarterly checks to qualifying organizations. Small grants may be paid in full, as funds are available. The treasurer will notify each organization which process will be used according to the grant amount.