UPDATE: The Mission and Outreach committee has extended the deadline for grant proposals until April 30, 2020.[Story originally published 2/4/2020]
The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, through its Mission and Outreach Committee, will be awarding grants to programs that assist those who are underserved in our communities and that will be strengthened by the endorsement of the diocese; that creates a loving connection with community, and that involve personal participation by our congregations. Grants should be considered seed money, not yearly funding.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Individual members of the diocese
- A group of members of the diocese
- A group of members of a congregation within the diocese
- A combined group such as a group of congregations in a deanery
All 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 budgeted for this category is $5,018
In the Diocese 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 budgeted $33,453.
There are some new requirements this year, so read the application form carefully. Applications will be due March 31, 2020. Project organizers should be notified with checks and letters by May 29, 2020.
Training in how to apply for grants
A Leadership Training Day for lay and ordained leaders will be from 9:30 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 15. One of the workshops will include instructions on how to submit the grant application and the paperwork needed to document proposed spending and part spending on previous grants.
If you have any questions about mission and outreach grants, email the committee at email@example.com.
Application for grant
You can download the application form here.
If you wish, scan the completed application and spreadsheets and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, mail or bring the completed form and spreadsheets to Donna Clopton, Mission & Outreach Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, 4301 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76103. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2020. Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will be emailed to you.