Adventist Community Services

Matching Gift Opportunity

"We live to give" is the motto of a generous UCC couple who has gifted $100,000 for Adventist Community Service program development.  After witnessing the amazing outcomes of current UCC ACS programs and attending a seminar by Sung Kwon, NAD ACS Executive Director, they were moved to review their resources and found that through careful management of their resources the Lord had made it possible for them to give.  Motto #2:  "You can't outgive God."

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, take your inheritance, the kingdome prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' Matthew 25:34-36

Does your church have a new community focused ministry?  Download the application today:

ACS Matching Gift Application

Things to consider when applying:
  • What on-going impact do you hope these matching funds will make in your ministry to your community?
  • What might you be able to point to 5 years from now as an impact from these dollars?
  • How do these funds fit in your larger strategic plan to meet your community?
  • Will this grant enhance an on-going ministry, or allow you to do something entirely new?
  • What plans do you have to sustain the impact of these dollars beyond a one-time infusion of money?
  • What indication do you have from your target audience that the way you’ll use these funds will fill a vital, necessary need?
Committee Guidelines
  • Funds will be distributed in 2012-2013
  • Funds must be spent by end of 2013
  • Vision
  • Needs assessment
  • Long-term ministry vs. a one-time event
  • More than support for a current ministry – however, this could be a new program under a current ACS ministry
  • Board-voted matching monies from the church/school
  • 10% of funds:  Spokane Better Living Center Renovation Project
  • 40% of funds:  Urban Areas, 8-16 matching grants of $2500-$5000 each
  • 30% of funds:  Rural Areas, 12-30 matching grants of $1000-2500 each
  • 10% of funds:  UCA, 20 matching grants fo $500 each for student projects
  • 10% of funds: 2-20 discretionary grants as desired by Adventist Community Services


Current Gift Projects

Click below to see how the matching gift is being used in communities throughout Upper Columbia Conference:

All Nations Warriors for Christ

Coeur d'Alene ACS

Goldendate ACS

Richland ACS

Spokane Better Living Center

Spokane North View

Walla Walla University Church