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Self Denial Fund

Self Denial Fund

Welcome to the Self Denial Fund page!

I am happy you are here!  Members of The Order of the Daughters of King® have given generously since 1897!  Because of their donations, the love of God has spread around the world through missions and missionaries.  Read on for history about how it all began and where we are today!


“The Lily Funsten Ward Memorial Fund, known as the “Self Denial Fund,” was established by a resolution adopted at the fifth annual convention held in Washington, DC, in 1897. Miss Lily Funsten Ward, a Daughter of the King and a missionary in China, asked that a day be set aside for the celebration of Holy Communion with special intention for the church in China. In compliance with this request, it was resolved that a Self Denial Week be observed every year. At a subsequent convention held at Portland, Oregon, in September 1922, a resolution was adopted setting aside February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, as a special day for the ingathering of the Self Denial Fund. The Self Denial Fund supports missionaries and missions around the world. Self Denial Fund grants support missionaries and mission trips for both senior and Junior Daughters.”     (Page 10, National Handbook)


January 2018 Update

Happy New Year from the Self Denial Fund! 2018 promises to be an exciting year to spread the good news of Jesus Christ! The Self Denial Fund (SDF) has been blessed to provide financial assistance to missionaries, missions and mission trips helping to build HIS kingdom in the United States and around the world.

The SDF experienced a good fiscal year from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017. Nineteen grants totaling $46,317 were awarded with an average grant amount of $2,438. A total of eight countries were supported. Haiti received the largest portion of grant dollars with a total of $17,017. Iraq received $3,600 through Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME). Honduras received $3,500. Uganda received $3,000. The Dominican Republic received $2,500. El Salvador and Zambia each received $2,000. Projects within the USA were granted $12,700 spread across four states: New Mexico, Georgia, Texas and New York. Please click here for a detailed list of grants for calendar year 2017. (Link forthcoming.)




If you need any more information, please feel free to email at Thank you for praying for and giving generously to the Self Denial Fund.


** February 2nd is the ingathering day for the Self Denial Fund. **


Want to donate to the Self Denial Fund?

If you are moved to support our mission and help spread God’s kingdom, you can contribute by making an online donation or by mail.


Are you looking for a Self Denial Fund Grant Application?

If you are interested in applying for a Self Denial Fund grant, click here for the application.


Prayer For the Self Denial Fund

O God, who summons the church and her faithful to be the messenger of Your Gospel, receive the gifts of Your Daughters to hasten Your message of Love to the ends of the earth. Open our hearts and enable our service to reflect Your glory, awakening the light of Your presence in the lives of others. In Your name, our Lord and King, Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves and our petitions.     AMEN.



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