The Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries is excited to report a record number of applications for Campus Ministries Grants this year. In total, we received 64 applications requesting $1.5 million.
Of the 64 applications, 38 are for leadership grants to establish a new, restore a dormant, or reenergize a current campus ministry. Grants in this category will range from $20,000 to $30,000 for a two-year period. Leadership grants reflecting the same amount will be considered for future academic years in this triennium.
There are 26 applications for innovation grants to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current program. These grants will range from $3,000 to $5,000.
These grant proposals are from dioceses, parishes or community college/college/university campuses for new as well as current campus ministries in higher education institutions in The Episcopal Church.
With just $100,000 available in funding for this year ($300,000 for the triennium), the grants committee will have some difficult decisions to make in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned as this award process unfolds and grant recipients are announced.
Clearly the Spirit is alive and well and stirring creative ideas across the church on and near college campuses!