For we must share
if we would keep
That blessing from above
Ceasing to give
we cease to have
Such is the law of Love.
The purpose of The Agape Foundation of London is to assist in the development of the London area community through grants and special awards to non-profit, charitable groups concerned with education, the arts, recreation, social services, health and the environment.Your Organization and The Agape Foundation of London
The Founders of the Agape Foundation of London were part of a faith organization that sought to express their faith through living and acting in a way that would constantly improve their lives and the lives of people in their community. “The Church at Westmount” held less traditional worship services that included contemporary music and guided discussions rather than sermons and homilies. All of this was intended to explore how their service, their daily endevours, could help better their lives and the lives of others in the community.
The word Agape is a classical Greek word that has no equivalent in the English language. There are likely as many interpretations of Agape as there are individual relationships with God. Unconditional, selfless love committed to the well being of others is one definition we accept.
The Word Agape is sometimes seen as interchangeable with Charity. Where Charity has a contemporary connotation of giving to meet needs of the less fortunate, Agape goes far beyond that and is all embracing as it seeks to help others improve their well being.
In essence then as we (The Board of Directors) look for the “Agape” in each application, we are looking for the manifestation of God’s love for each and every creature.
C.S. Lewis used Agape to describe what he believed was the highest level of love known to humanity. A selfless love, a love that was passionately committed to the well being of others.
Another definition of Agape states “Whereas every other form of love requires something from its object, agape requires nothing, neither beauty, nor sameness of blood, nor sameness of mind.
So when we seek to find the “Agape” in an application, we are looking for an unconditional, non-exclusive act that will improve the well being of people within the Greater London area.
As you apply for a grant from the Agape Foundation of London you will be asked to tell us how your project fits the purpose and vision of the Foundation.
The Agape foundation of London makes grants for start up costs both capital and operating to new organizations intending to provide services or facilities that respond to a documented need in the community.
April 19, 2016
Granting Update: The next grant application review will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Applications received prior to midnight Wednesday, June 8, 2016 will be considered at that time.