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Is there any money specifically set aside for faith-based organizations?


No. While there are small programs like the Compassion Capital Fund that are designed to help faith-based and community groups with the challenges they face, the Federal government does not set aside funds specifically for those groups. However, each year hundreds of millions of dollars go to religious charities and grassroots groups to provide vital Federal services for the poor. The government does not ask, “Does your organization believe in God?” It asks, “Does your program work? Does it meet the specific requirements of the grant? Is it turning people’s lives around? Is it accountable for the money it receives?”

Source: Guidance to Faith-Based and Community Organizations on Partnering with the Federal Government (published by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives 2002)

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Last Updated: 4/28/2008