Collaborative Grant Application


Collaborative Innovation Grant:

  • Funding Range: $150,000 – $200,000
  • Funds will be sent to one lead ministry for disbursement.
  • Encourages joint applications from 2+ Missio Nexus Member ministries.
  • All applicants including partners must be Missio Nexus members.
  • Requires a proven working model of collaboration rather than a conceptual alliance.
  • Focus on demonstrating a collective approach to an innovative idea.
  • A prestigious grant awarded to outstanding alliances displaying both unity and innovation.

Expectations for Collaborative Grant Applicants:

  • Primary focus on Evangelism, Discipleship, and Church Planting.
  • A well-thought-out and articulated process to discover the project’s uniqueness and viability.
  • Clearly demonstrated steps in empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping, and testing the idea.
  • Explicit presentation of end-user impact, emphasizing reaching the unreached and unengaged, along with clear end-user feedback demonstrating the need for the proposed solution.
  • Innovation within the missions community as a whole.
  • Collaboration with multiple partners, showcasing each partner’s role and contribution.
  • Designation of a single point of contact for the collaboration for follow-up and assessment.
  • Potential for sharing the idea, concept, or results with other mission agencies for adaptation to their context.
  • Recognition of winners with appropriate highlighting, taking into consideration security within the Missio Nexus community.
  • Originality is paramount—applications should not be a repackaging of existing projects or ideas.
  • Direct communication from the project manager is essential.
  • Submission of a 3-5 minute video explanation by the project manager in addition to the application.

Note: All applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review and align their proposals with these expectations to enhance the overall strength of their grant applications.  For an overview of innovation terminology and process click here: Innovation Explained

DEADLINE: Friday March 1, 2024

Click here to download a .pdf of the application to prepare your submission – Your final application must be submitted through the following online form.

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