FCH Grants


Here’s what’s available and the requirements to receive them: 

Building grants

NEW HOUSE BUILDS: Matching grant up to $10,000, one per covenant partner

RENEW BUILDS: Matching grant up to $5,000, one per covenant partner

GREATER BLESSING PROJECT: Matching grant up to $2,000, one per covenant partner


    • DEADLINE EXTENDED! Completed application must be received by Wednesday, May 31, 2023 online at Fullercenter.org/FCHgrants.
    • Projects are to be completed in 2023 unless an extension is granted.
    • Approved funds will be distributed if the covenant partner is current with all tax filings, state registrations and FCH annual reports. Those who are not current can still apply for the grant but will not receive any awarded funds until the reporting requirements are met.
    • Funds can be used for site acquisition, building fees, hard construction costs.
    • Funds cannot be used for administration or fund raising.
    • 2022 Grant Recipients who were given a completion exemption will not be eligible to receive 2023 grant funds until the 2022 project is completed.
    • All grantees will be listed as Proud Project Partners of the 2023 Millard Fuller Legacy Build and will receive a yard sign to be placed in front of the project site.

Storytelling promotion fund

While we will not be awarding storytelling prizes this year, we do have a $1,000 fund to promote your storytelling efforts. Here’s how it works:

For each submission of information using our form at fullercenter.org/submitnews that results in a news article on the fullercenter.org home page, we will not only share the article in a Facebook post, but we also will purchase a Facebook ad (minimum of $10) promoting it in your area (generally within 25 miles of your primary location). Believe it or not, a mere $10 boost will get your news in front of hundreds of new faces on Facebook — and because the ad will be targeted to your specific area, they will be relevant faces.

And all you have to invest is a couple of minutes on this form.

Submissions chosen to become news articles will be selected at the sole discretion of VP of Communications Chris Johnson, cjohnson@fullercenter.org. However, he wants to share as many news articles as possible, and he would love to exhaust the $1,000 fund in 2023.

A few notes from Chris on submitting information to become news articles:

  • News is timely, recent and new. Events from weeks, months and years past are unlikely to be considered news.
  • Submissions that do not not include a link to photos or that are not followed by emailed photos (the form will prompt you at the end) are unlikely to be considered for news.
  • There is a place on the form for names. Be sure you have correct names and spellings.
  • What is considered “news” is subjective, and Chris’ background is in journalism, so his subjectivity is guided by “newsiness.”
    – According to Chris, things that would be considered news would include home dedications, mortgage burnings, a great experience with a US Builders team, a church youth group raising a bunch of money with a unique or fun project, etc.
    – Things Chris is unlikely to consider news would include getting an ordinary donation, speaking at a club, selecting a partner family, and — especially — something that happened well in the past.

Building grants application

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