The Foundation of the Diocese supports the religious, educational and charitable work of Episcopal parishes and institutions in the diocese through grants and loans.
The Foundation focuses on projects related to stewardship of property, program development, and community outreach, especially among parishes or institutions with limited financial resources.
The Foundation makes grants of up to $10,000 and loans (funding levels and terms at Foundation discretion) to Episcopal parishes and institutions in the Diocese for:
- programs and ministries
- facilities (including building, replacing, improving or expanding)
- refinancing existing debt
The Foundation only funds work that is planned for the year of application, and does not retroactively fund work already done. Loans or grants received for work to be done in any given year as part of a multi-year project planned by the applicant does not guarantee or ensure the availability of further support from the Foundation for future phases of the project.
The Foundation Board considers the following factors when determining whether to make a loan or grant:
- the viability of the applicant organization;
- the availability of Foundation funds;
- the emergency nature of the request, if any;
- the financial ability and resources of the applicant organization;
- the anticipated impact of the loan or grant on the applicant and the community in which it is located;
- the anticipated impact of the loan or grant upon the Foundation.
How to Apply
To learn more about the Foundation’s operating policy, application procedures, or for a loan or grant application, please download and review:
- Foundation Grant/Loan Application due dates
- Upcoming Screening and Review meetings
- Upcoming Foundation Board meetings
Applicants, please note: applications are due before Screening and Review meetings as noted on the diocesan calendar (linked above). Information is commonly exchanged between the applicant and representatives of the Foundation throughout the application process to help the applicant make the best application possible. However, any discussion about the ultimate status of an application is tentative and without the authority of the Board, until the Board meets and comes to a final decision on the application.