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Application period now open for Roanridge Trust Grants

February 8, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Roanridge Trust Grant Awards. Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal-related organizations and institutions are invited to apply.

Offered annually, Roanridge Trust Grants support creative models of leadership development, training, and ministries in small towns and rural communities across The Episcopal Church. Awards generally range from $5,000 to $20,000 and are given to help equip leaders who serve as catalysts for civil and social well-being in rural municipalities where the community is uniquely interwoven with the vitality of the local church.

“These awards affirm the rich gifts and unique witness at work in rural Episcopal communities. They are a key piece of the Jesus Movement, in building leaders who sustain hope, health and creativity in what can be overlooked or under resourced localities.” said Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care for The Episcopal Church. “Roanridge Trust Grant recipients annually represent the great potential, diversity, and Jesus-rooted resilience in rural America.”

More information, application and instructions are in English here and in Spanish here.

Although previous recipients are eligible to apply, priority is given to new applicants.

Application deadline is April 30, 2019.

The Roanridge Trust was established by the Cochel family, who originally gave a working farm in Missouri called Roanridge to The Episcopal Church. Income from the Trust generates the grant funds.

Questions about the Roanridge Trust and the application process can be addressed to Ann Hercules,

Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer