Information on Church Grants


1 – To provide grants to ministers who are starting new works or are beginning their first Work.
2 – To help establish new centers/churches of Religious Science / Science of Mind
3 – To help revitalize existing centers/churches Religious Science / Science of Mind.

 Grantee Prerequisites: (Ministerial Candidates)

1 – Applicant must be a minister licensed by Centers for Spiritual Living and must be intending to start a new work or have an existing ministry that is fulfilling a unique need to spread the teachings of Science of Mind.
2 – Provide required references. A reference is required from either the Holmes Institute dean or the 400 Series program ministerial instructor; provide as well as at least one references from another minister who has known the applicant for two years or more.

The Foundation is authorized to give financial assistance to a new or revitalized center or church affiliated with Centers for Spiritual Living. The Foundation will also consider grants to a Center for Spiritual Living center/church that is fulfilling a unique and special need in the community. Emphasis shall be given to grants for new Centers/Churches in areas which are currently under served by a Center for Spiritual Living.

Our financial assistance shall be for only the first year of the operation of the new center/church and shall be limited to one year duration for an existing center/church. Multi-year grants are not given. A Center/Church is eligible to apply again after 2 years of successful growth and financial stability. Priority will be given to centers/churches that have never received grants.

 Grants are awarded for:

Setting up offices, classrooms, sanctuary, lighting, furniture, office equipment, office and facility rental, advertising, marketing, printing, computers and software. Grants are not given for ministerial or staff salaries.

Requests for recording equipment, streaming, internet activity, distance learning equipment,  multimedia programs, films, or publishing of books must be made to the Media and Technology Committee and not Church Grants.


Rev. Dr. Karen Kushner (Church Grants Committee Chair)
Telephone: (732) 309-3235
Send a message to Rev. Dr. Karen Kushner

Rev. Doré Patlian (Church Grants Committee Member)
8188 Villa Grande Court
Sarasota, FL 34243
Telephone: 941-320-8291
Send a message to Rev. Doré Patlian

George St. Johns (Church Grants Committee Member)
3595 Raincloud Court,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Telephone: 805 530-3965.
Send a message to George St. Johns

Click here to complete the Church Grant Application