First Steps Grants, Episcopal Diocese of New York
United Thank Offering Grants, The Episcopal Church
The Bedell Committee, St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford NY
St. James’ Grants Program, St. James’ Church, New York City
The Mid-Hudson Board of Managers Funds, Episcopal Diocese of New York
Property Support Office, Episcopal Diocese of New York
To read more about our eligibility requirements, click here.
Grant Application Process
Episcopal Charities does not fund parish-based programs that are intended for church members only (such as Sunday schools, church retreats, or church choirs). Grant funds for such programs are available from other sources – see the list above.
Site visits are a chance for you to show off your program. Each visit lasts about an hour and we make every effort to visit at a convenient time during program operation. We will observe the program in action and then sit down with program leadership to discuss your grant application, your goals, and your challenges. We encourage you to involve staff, volunteer leaders, clergy and parish lay leadership in these conversations.
The parish’s clergy-in-charge and the director of the program must sign the grant contract included with the award letter.
Attendance at appropriate Sustainability Institute workshops is required. You can find the workshop schedule here.
Funds must be used as described in the grant application. If the program changes significantly, or if funds would be used other than as described, Episcopal Charities should be notified immediately, and grant checks should not be cashed. In such situations, Episcopal Charities may withdraw the grant.
Parish and program leadership are expected to cooperate in good stewardship of Episcopal Charities grant awards. Episcopal Charities may require a program to provide a self-evaluation and/or an audited accounting of grant funds awarded and/or an itemized accounting of all receipts and disbursements. If concerns arise about a program or a parish’s administrative or financial controls, Episcopal Charities may withdraw the grant.
Youth Opportunity grants to summer programs are disbursed to parishes in two payments, July and August.
Youth Opportunity grants to school-year programs are disbursed to parishes in ten monthly payments from September to June.