Hour of Hope was established by The Rev. Harry R. Gregerson of Sioux Falls South Dakota in 1973. The purpose was stated to be “Sharing God’s Promise in Word and Music.”

Hour of Hope provides grants to religious organizations located in South Dakota that provide media contact with those who are either unable or choose not to participate in regular congregation worship activities.

Preference will be given to new and innovative media outreach ministries or to the redevelopment of such ministries. Primary consideration will be given to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (or its successor) affiliated congregations and organizations.

1) Applications must come from 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or churches
2) Grants will be awarded as one-to-one matches.
3) Requests must be for a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $3,000
4) Requests to cover budget deficits will not be considered

The application deadline is July 31, 2022. You can learn more and apply here.