Information on Media Grants

The Media committee considers grant applications for Live Streaming and Equipment, for electronic and digital equipment alone and for Book Publishing based upon the teaching of Science of Mind. All curriculum applications including distance-learning curriculum are considered education grants handled by the Education Committee.

Live Streaming

Before attempting a Live Streaming Application, carefully read The Hefferlin Policy on Live Streaming. Applicants must comply with this policy.

Electronic and Digital Equipment

The purpose of the Application for Electronic and Digital Equipment is for churches/centers to update equipment or enhance existing electronic and digital equipment. Applicants must show a specific need and purpose for the equipment.

Book Publishing

Our first priority is to keep in print the body of work authored by Ernest Holmes, particularly those publications which have special educational value. Writings of other prominent New Thought authors may also be considered, as may contemporary works that explain the Science of Mind in light of 21st century ideas.

Examples of media projects we have supported to date include: (1) a comprehensive Sourcebook of the writings of Dr. Ernest Holmes.; (2) Spanish and Russian translations of selected books by Ernest Holmes and other writers; (3) a series of four DVDs on essential Science of Mind concepts intended for local church outreach; and (4) a new book from Science of Mind Publishing on the application of daily spiritual practices toward overcoming life challenges.  Media Project grants are considered only after Hefferlin responds to Education Committee Grants and grants from Church Grants committee.

Attention: Electronic Media Applicants-Please read the Hefferlin Policy on Live Streaming before making an application.

The Hefferlin Policy on Live Streaming

To qualify for a Live Streaming Grant the applicant must demonstrate an awareness of what Live Streaming is, what it can and cannot do, tools already available to accomplish Live Streaming goals and a clear focus on market building and content development.

Hefferlin urges all Live Streaming applicants to test their market before making and application using whatever equipment might be available “in order to develop some initial results which may provide a basis for further development before applying for a Grant.”

To qualify for an application, applicants must:

  • Have a YouTube channel with at least 10 videos uploaded.
  • Have a Facebook page (at least 100 likes)
  • Have an Instagram page
  • Show growth over last two years (in center attendance or online classes)
  • Identify a team that understands the use of Live Streaming equipment to be purchased.
  • Demonstrate how proposed Live Streaming has and will further SOM teaching.
  • Have a marketing plan that requires the requested equipment.
  • List requested equipment items individually with prices and an internet link for each item.
  • Show Center has funding for yearly subscriptions necessary to stream

All electronic media applications including streaming video and audio, distance learning and equipment from churches and centers are considered by the Media Committee and not Church Grants. Make sure you make your application to Media and not Church Grants.

The Foundation accepts applications only from affiliates of Centers for Spiritual Living, Golden, CO.

The Foundation does not award grants for the purpose of salaries or equivalents.

The Foundation does not presently support the creation of musical CDs.

The Foundation does not support general website development unrelated to Science of Mind instruction

Media grants account for a modest portion of the total grants, with individual grants typically under $5000.

The first priority of the Foundation is for scholarships and center projects.

The Media Committee prefers to work in partnership with grantees and looks especially favorably on applications that demonstrate other sources of support beyond that provided by the Hefferlin Foundation. Accordingly, we are willing to consider matching grant possibilities, whereby the grantee raises a dollar amount which is then matched by the Foundation.


Mr. Kenneth T. Lind (Media Committee Chair)
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 Dr. George St Johns (Media Committee Member)
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Dr. Thomas C. Sannar (Media Committee Member)
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Rev. Cliff Rubin  (Media Committee Member)
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Media Grant Application Forms

  1.  Electronic Equipment
  2. Live Streaming
  3. Book Publishing — Original Work
  4. Book Publishing — Reprint of Existing Work
  5. Book Publishing — Translations