Reports and Budgets


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Budget Revisions

You may need to revise your budget as you implement your project and find that either costs have changed or your learning compels you to go in different directions. The total amount of a grant can never be increased. We ask that budget revisions are approved in advance of expenditures. Please email with an explanation of the requested budget revision and the excel budget form showing the requested budget revision.

Mid-Year Report and Budget

Due December 1

The second installment of the grant funds will not be distributed until this report has been received and reviewed.

This report is to help you and our staff assess the progress of your grant—what you have accomplished, what you are learning, and what you need to accomplish. 

Process for gathering information for the report:  In whatever way fits the nature of your grant, we ask that you gather 3-5 people who are involved in your project to evaluate your progress on the project. You might ask questions such as: What are we learning about the nature of worship? What new questions are we asking about worship? How has the grant impacted our practice or habits of worship? In some cases, where projects involve people beyond your congregation, we encourage you to gather for a conversation over lunch, or perhaps a conference call. By encouraging a process that involves more than the project director, we will all have a better sense of the progress of your grant, what changes may need to be made, and what plans you are making for the future.

Final Report and Budget

Due July 15

This form is to help you and our staff to assess your grant—what you have accomplished and what you learned. 

Unspent funds from your grant should be noted in your budget report. According to the letter of agreement, you must generate a check for the remainder of your unspent funds payable to Calvin University and send it to us at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Be sure to include a copy of your budget report and mail to:

Vital Worship Grants Program
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
1855 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402
Phone: (616) 526-6088
Fax: (616) 526-7168