The Empower Life Grant: Frequently Asked Questions

Why haven’t I been invited to apply yet?

So far, the following states have received invitations to apply for the Empower Life Grant: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, MS, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA. If your pregnancy center is located in one of these states and has not had the opportunity to apply for the grant, Heartbeat may not have your updated contact information. You can confirm your organization’s or your personal contact information from your Affiliate Dashboard if you are a current affiliate of Heartbeat. Reach out to Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you think your pregnancy center may qualify but hasn’t received an invitation. If your state is not listed above, don’t worry! By 2024, we hope to expand this opportunity to all 50 states and Washington, DC at the discretion of the anonymous donor.

What qualifies my organization for this grant? Are we a good candidate?

The Empower Life Grant is available to pregnancy centers that are affiliated with Heartbeat International, are complying with the Commitment of Care and Competence, and are committed to sharing the Gospel with clients. The goal of sharing Christ with clients and agreement in particular with the birth control statement in the CCC are of particular concern to the anonymous donor.

Is this a grant just for new pregnancy centers? What if I’m serving in a rural area? An urban area?

 No! Whether well-established or very new and whatever demographic you’re serving, if your center qualifies (by the criteria above), we encourage you to apply!

How much am I likely to receive if I do get a grant?

If an organization receives the Empower Life Grant, the minimum amount they will receive is $2,500 in operational funds. Some organizations receive $5,000, $10,000 or even more at the donor’s discretion.

Tell me more about the training/tutorial. 

We know that many pregnancy help centers have not had the opportunity to spend the time and energy to apply for a grant. Or perhaps you did once, but didn’t get the grant and haven’t tried again. That’s why we’ve made it as simple as we possibly can to represent your organization well for the Empower Life Grant in particular, and other donors or grantors in the future. The training is a brief walkthrough of how to put your best foot forward when applying for grants that specifically addresses categorizing expenses appropriately and arming yourself with powerful metrics. With these tools, you’re that much closer to winning any grant proposal - and it makes the Empower Life Grant application easy. 

How much time will I need to dedicate to this grant application?

In many ways, this depends on how easily you are able to pull stats for your center. It can take more or less time depending on whether you’ve done similar applications in the past or how you keep your budget and client information. Assuming your statistics are not too difficult to gather, we expect the entire process from the time you start the training to the time you submit an application to take about 90 minutes.

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