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“ ‘I am the Alpha and Omega,’ says the Lord.” —Rev. 1:8

Self-Development of People (SDOP)
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For more information:

Mary McAdory
(800) 728-7228, x5782
Send email

Fax number:
(502) 569-8001

Or write to
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202

National applications

Applying for a Self-Development of People grant is now as easy as 1-2-3. Everything you need to know about the application process is in our Website. You can download the applications in Microsoft Word format from our Website.

If a group wishes, it may fill out a pre-application as a PDF or Word document before taking time to complete the full version of the grant application. If your group submits a pre-application, we will review it and discuss with you whether to proceed with filing a complete grant application.

Partnerships are initiated by applications to the Self-Development of People Committee and are evaluated using Self-Development’s funding criteria and overarching SDOP program measures.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from established community leaders and/or established organizations to demonstrate the group’s work experience are required with each application (i.e. local government persons, persons at Community Foundations, Pastors, bank representatives, local church, United Way, Salvation Army, a well-established community organization, etc.). The letters must be on letterhead.



En Español

Download applications in Microsoft Word or PDF format


International applications (only for Belize)


En Español


NOTE: Due to changes in our funding focus for the next six years we only  be accepting international applications from groups in Belize.