John C. Lasko Foundation Trust
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The John C. Lasko Foundation Trust was established to build churches that will last forever and will never deviate or change from God’s mission. Grants from the Lasko Foundation are exclusively for the construction of worship space, defined as the sanctuary portion of the church building, and excluding areas such as the fellowship hall, classroom, office area, kitchen and baptistery.
Mr. John C. Lasko, founder of the John C. Lasko Foundation Trust, was born November 26, 1920 in Wayne, MI. He founded Republic Tool and Die in Belleville, MI in 1940. Republic grew to become the largest privately owned tool and die company in North America. Mr. Lasko passed away on February 21, 2011 at the age of 90. Since its establishment, the John C. Lasko Foundation Trust has supported the construction of churches the world over. The Foundation will continue on in perpetuity as a legacy to Mr. Lasko.
The John C. Lasko Foundation Trust accepts applications between July 1 and October 31 of each year. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by January 31 of the following year.
Applicants to the Lasko Foundation must own the land on which the church will be constructed. A copy of the deed demonstrating ownership of the land, complete financial plans (pre- and post-construction), 3 construction bids from general contractors or construction managers and complete architectural plans are required.
The church will need to fund at least 50% of the project costs. Please note that grants are not guaranteed and the Trust does not provide support for debt repayment.
Bank of America acts as co-trustee for the Lasko Foundation Trust, in conjunction with Mr. Sean Cook.