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  • Grant applications accepted through Friday, August 12
  • Two categories: within the diocese or outside the diocese

Do you have an idea for making a positive impact in your community with the church’s help? Is there a project your church is involved in that could use a little extra funding?

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, through its Mission and Outreach Committee, will be awarding grants – for the sixth consecutive year – to programs that assist our communities, encourage personal participation by our congregations, and that will be strengthened by the endorsement of the diocese.

Whether you are an individual member of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, a group of members of a congregation within the diocese, or a combined group such as a group of congregations in your deanery, you are encouraged to submit an application. Funds are offered in two categories:

  • Beyond the Diocese Outreach Impact Program – This category includes special outreach needs beyond the geographical boundaries of the diocese, both inside and outside the United States. The available funding for this category is currently $4,217.
  • Matching Grant Outreach Program – This category includes outreach within the diocese. These funds are to be used to match or to provide seed money for congregations or groups to fund or undertake an outreach need that they could not do on their own. The Matching Grant Outreach Program currently has $23,825.

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth’s Mission and Outreach Committee was established in 2011, and one of its tasks is to help administer these outreach funds. For examples of past projects, ten grants were awarded for 2014 and ten in 2015. See examples from 2015 in the video below:

Applications are being accepted from now until Friday, August 12. Please complete the form below, which you can submit online. Please note that the diocese can only write checks to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. If you have received funding for your project in the past, please tell us specifically how the money was spent.

As soon as you click “Submit,” your application will go by email to the diocesan office, who will compile the applications for review by the Mission and Outreach Committee. You should receive a confirmation email letting you know that the application was received. If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting your grant request, please contact the diocesan office at ministry.support@edfw.org.

Project organizers will be notified in late August if their grant request was approved, and checks will be cut directly to the approved programs. We expect the checks to start going out soon after the committee approves the grants.

If you have any questions, email the committee at outreach@edfw.org or contact the Chair, Tim Stevens, at tim.stevens@edfw.org or or 817-922-9724 (h).

Application

The 2016 grant application process is now closed.