How do we apply for a grant?

How do we apply for a grant?

General Considerations

CouchmanNickLauraSacred Selections is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide the financial means to fund adoptions for Christian couples committed to opening their hearts and lives for children in need of loving homes. In the interest of the foundations mission and in respect to those generous donors who share in this mission through their contributions, Sacred Selections requests your cooperation and relies on your integrity in the completion of these disclosure documents.

Sacred Selections will hold grant decisions until all of the requested financial documents are received.

Sacred Selections is also sensitive to the protection of your privacy regarding the information contained in these documents. None of the financial information you submit is shared with any person(s), institution or organization outside of the foundation.

All documents are kept in a secure location at the foundation and no one other than board members are allowed access to them. Generally documents are not returned. One the board members determine there is no reason for the documents to be retained they are securely disposed of, insuring your continued privacy.

Sacred Selections welcomes your telephone calls or e-mails to danacarrozza@sacredselections.org if you have any further questions or concerns regarding privacy.

Documents

Tax Returns Copies of last two (2) years Federal Tax returns
Current Salary Copies of last three (3) months pay stubs. (Please include all employers, from both spouses if applicable)

Financial Information

Current Salary Copies of last three (3) months pay stubs. (Please include all employers, from both spouses if applicable)
Other Sources of Income Investments, CDs, rentals, gifting, etc. Any and all sources of regular income. Specify by amount received annually.
Personal Bank Account(s) Please be conscientious to include ALL accounts. Include Bank Name and branch location. Submit copies of last 12 months bank statements for each account.
Personal Savings Accounts Include all accounts. Include Bank Name and branch location. Submit copies of last 12 months bank statements for each account.
Other Investments Mutual funds, CD’s, Money Market funds, Bonds, Life Insurance policies with cash value. 401k, IRA’s or SEP’s.
Real Estate Personal residence (only if you own your home) List current home equity, approximate market value and loan balance.List any investment real estate (number and type only)
Automobiles Make, model, year.Owned or leased? Current loan amount?
Credit Cards Type and balance for allCredit limit(s)
Other personal loans Type and balancesInclude second mortgages, or insurance loans School loans Family or friend loans Etcetera.
Income Statement
Current monthly income Employment and passive income sources
Current monthly expenses List by categoryMortgage(s), car payments, credit card(s), utilities, health insurance, etc.
Reference Letters/ Recommendations Include a letter from the following:At least one of the elders at the congregation you attend If you do not have elders a letter from the preacher where you attend. Friend(s) or family member(s)

What the letter of recommendation should include (list the SS introduction / purpose to the Elder or Preacher.)

Your Story An overview about yourself, your interest in adoption, why you are requesting a grant, any history or experience with adoption or the process and what “your story” should include.
Home Study Copy of completed home study

A request from the Sacred Selections board.

The board members rely upon your personal integrity in the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in these documents.

Thank you very much.

Ready to Apply?

Please download the Sacred Selections Personal Information document for instructions on how to apply for Financial Aid in your adoption process.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. When you are ready to mail in your application, please use the following address.

Sacred Selections
1608 Manasco Circle
Folsom, CA 95630

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a moment to review some of the most frequently asked questions. We hope this helps to provide the answers to your questions, but should you have additional questions please contact us. What is Sacred Selections? Sacred Selections is a non profit 501c3 California corporation with a mission to provide financial means for Christian couples in need of assistance for the fee’s associated with the adoption process. See hour home page for the Sacred Selections mission statement. Are donations…

Resources and Links

The Sacred Selections Foundation recommends the following websites and books as vauable resources for couples interested in adopting children in to their family. www.adoption.com  Adoption.com is a leading resource for couples seeking information about adoption. www.adopting.com  This website provides links and information about the many online resources relating to adoption. www.adoptionforlife.com This online newsletter is devoted to the subject of adoption. Sign-up online.

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