Grants and Scholarships 

New Episcopal Community Grants

The Episcopal Church’s New Episcopal Communities grants are intended to support operating/program expenses such as salary and benefits, insurance, rent, educational materials, and other operating needs, and are open to any New Episcopal Community with a sponsoring Episcopal diocese.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines:
November 15th, 2020
February 15, 2021

Discernment Grant of up to $5,000. These grants are for people discerning a call to start a new ministry. Funds can be used for assessment, research and feasibility studies.

Seed Grant of up to $30,000 and may do so at any time.  Matching funds are not required. NEC leaders applying for Seed Grants should have successfully completed or have scheduled the “Discerning Missional Leadership” assessment retreat or have had an assessment done by other means, approved by Church Center staff. Leaders must have an established relationship with a NEC coach or equivalent, reviewed and approved by the diocese.

Growth Grant One year after receipt of a Seed Grant, a NEC may apply for a Growth Grant of up to $30,000. Approval of Growth Grants is conditioned upon real progress toward completing the discernment process set forth in their Ministry Plan.

Harvest Grant Eighteen months after receipt of a Growth Grant, a NEC may apply for a Harvest Grant of up to $40,000. Harvest Grants require significant and resource appropriate support from the local diocese or partnering congregations.

Contact: Katie Rengers (Interim Officer for Church Plant Infrastructure)

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Contact: Ann Hercules
Associate for Ministries Beyond The Episcopal Church
(212) 716-6321