In this section, you will find information about funding for ministry–including grants, scholarships and loans–from the Diocese of Central New York and The Episcopal Church.

Diocesan Funding

  • Audit Scholarships: A parish audit conducted by the diocesean-retained CPA costs $1,500; $700 scholarships are available from the Diocese.
  • Bible and Prayer Book Grant: Assistance for parish purchase of  bibles, prayer books and hymnals.
  • Episcopal Fund for Human Need: Small emergency grants to clergy to be used to help individuals in need.
  • Foundation of the Diocese of Central New York: Program & capital grants and loans to parishes and institutions of the Diocese.
  • Global Mission Grants: Matching grants for projects related to global mission.
  • Ministry Grants: Administered by the Diocesan Board, grants to churches and ministries for projects that reflect current diocesan ministry priorities.
  • Peabody Auto Loan (clergy only): $1,500 loan toward the purchase of a vehicle. Payments are $50 per month for 30 months with no interest.
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Funding from The Episcopal Church & Affiliates

The Episcopal Church awards nearly $10 million each year in grants and scholarships to support dioceses, projects, institutions and individuals. Visit to see available grants and scholarships, application information, and eligibility requirements.

The Episcopal Church Foundation offers a Fellowship Partners Program. Fellowships are awarded to support the ministries and studies of lay and ordained Episcopalians.

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