Light A Single Candle Foundation: International Grant Program (US)

Light A Single Candle Foundation

Relevent Country: Guatemala

The Light A Single Candle (LASC) Foundation is seeking applications for its International Grant Program to Keep hope alive through sustainable solutions to poverty.
The mission of LASC is to make a difference in the world. Coming from a perspective of faith in God and with gratitude for the many blessings God has provided, LASC seeks to use the resources they have been given to make the world a better place.

Founding Principles

  • Food and economic sustainability are basic to all poverty solutions
  • They are motivated by their faith in God, but not limited to faith based initiatives
  • Their best work will be the result of strong, long term partnerships
  • Effective solutions will be rooted in local residents and leadership of the community; will bring knowledge, expertise and training to bear on any problem; and will be strategic and sustainable
  • They will strive to do no harm in their support of the people they seek to serve

Focus Areas

Projects to be funded will address one of the following LASC Focus Areas:

  • Food support, security, and sustainability: this may include emergency feeding and starvation relief; subsistence farming, backyard farming, or soil improvement initiatives; sustainable and regenerative food programs (aqua farming, greenhouse gardens, beekeeping, fruit tree planting and baking)
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Micro development: food related community based initiatives that address poverty, increase income, teach new skills, provide training, and create individual, family and community economic opportunities.
  • Poverty relief: Development of individuals, families, and communities toward self-determination and an improved standard of living. (access to clean water and improved sanitation practices; housing development, animal husbandry)
  • By personal invitation from LASC

Eligibility Criteria

  • Recipient organization* must be a not for profit USA based 501 (c) (3) public charity as defined by the Internal Revenue Service code.
  • Projects to be considered must be located within the following countries: Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, or Nicaragua.
  • Recipients must have staff and/or partners on the ground and include local community in the project development and implementation.
  • *Organizations they do not fund – Light a Single Candle Foundation does not fund schools, churches, healthcare entities & initiatives, governments or governmental agencies, for profit organizations, individuals, or any non-501(c)(3) USA based charitable organization.