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The Diocese of Ohio is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion represented in the United States by The Episcopal Church.

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The offices help support parishes by providing resources, organizing events, and other activities.

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Browse our library of online resources as well as those available in our Diocesan Resource Center.

Grantseeker Resources

Most grants expect to cover at most 1/3rd the cost of the project, with funds coming from the parish and from individuals or ministry partners. Each of these has a grant application available from the contact person listed.

 

Capital Loans and Grants

Contact: Sue Leishman

Support for parish capital improvement projects, excluding stained glass, organs, handicap accessibility,  furnishings and portable equipment. Current practice is to begin funding consideration based on 1/3 parish contribution, 1/3 loan and 1/3 grant.

Grant application deadline: Rolling deadline. 

Guidelines

Capital Assistance Applications

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Congregational Development 

Contact: Antoinette Taylor

Ministry and Connection Grants help congregations initiate new programs to build their size and vitality by reaching out to new members. 

Note: We are currently undertaking a strategic and theological review of our Ministry and Connection grant criteria and process, and so there is a moratorium on accepting grant applications at this time. Please contact Canon Brad Purdom if you have thoughts or input into this process.

Adult Faith Formation Grants provide startup and some ongoing support of programs like mid-life spirituality groups, senior groups, or weekend retreats. Maximum award is $750.

Grant application deadline: Rolling deadline. 

Application


 

Continuing Education

Clergy and Lay Professionals

Contact: Betty Kondrich   

Continuing Education grants are available for the upgrading or broadening of knowledge or skills that directly apply to the applicant’s work in the Diocese.

Grant application deadline:  March 1, June 1, Sept. 31, December 1 

Application

Lay Continuing Education Grants

Contact: Antoinette Taylor

Grants help pay for training or continuing education in areas that build the life of the congregation and/or the diocese. Rolling application; grants generally up to $500 to cover 1/3 of the program.

Grant application deadline: Rolling deadline. 

Application


 

Disaster Response 

Contact: Margaret D’Anieri

Episcopal Relief and Development provides grants for large scale disaster relief and recovery.


 

Mission work outside the Diocese of Ohio

Contact: Margaret D’Anieri

Note: We are currently undertaking a strategic and teological review of our grants criteria and processs, and so there is a momoratorium on accepting grant applications at this time. Please contact Canon Margaret D’Anieri if you have thoughts or input into this process.

The Commission on Global and Domestic Mission (CGDM) provides grants in three categories, all requiring the involvement of parishes:

Belize and Tanga relationships

These are our two Diocesan partnerships, and so as to promote coordinated efforts, those interested in Tanga and Belize should be in touch with a member of CGDM. 

Global Mission grants

Support parish mission efforts in other places outside the US with which a parish in the Diocese has a relationship,  and that address one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Recent grants have funded work in Haiti, Nigeria, Honduras and El Salvador.

Grant application deadline: March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, Dec. 3. 

Apply

Domestic Mission grants

Support parish mission efforts in other parts of the US.

Grant application deadline: August 31. 

Apply


 

Parish-based Outreach          

Contact: Antoinette Taylor

The Episcopal Community Services Development Council evaluates and provides grant funding in support of parish-based projects that address education, hunger, homelessness, and health, with a particular emphasis on projects that address systemic issues. This includes grants funded by the Church Home endowment that serve the elderly. Deadline for 2022 Episcopal Community Services grant submission has ended. The 2023 online Episcopal Community Services grant application will be available August 15, 2022. For grant questions, please contact Antoinette Taylor. For technology support, please contact Beth Bergstrom.

Summer Youth Program Grants for 2022 Vacation Bible School are available. Maximum funding is $500. Submission deadline is June 10th. If you have questions please contact either Margaret D’Anieri or Antoinette Taylor.

Summer Mission Trip Grants for 2022 Mission trips are available. Submission Deadline is June 10th. If you have questions contact either Margaret D’Anieri or Antoinette Taylor

College Ministry Grants are used for start up and some ongoing support of parish-based ministries geared to college students. Grant application deadline is July 31.

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