Fearless Love Multicultural Focus Grant Criteria
This grant session will focus on the following:
Evangelism – Reconciliation
Following Jesus’ way of creating loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with God, each other, and all creation. Applications will be accepted May 1 through June 15 for the 2021 grant cycle. Awards will occur in the first quarter of 2021. For questions or clarification, please contact the Rev. Canon Gwynn Lynch.
Priority will be given to innovative multicultural ministry ideas around:
- Partnering with other churches in a mission area or in the diocese
- Nurturing/energizing diverse congregations
- Raising up young people and young adults
- Forming disciples of all ages
- Enhancing spiritual vitality
- Engaging the church in its neighborhood
- Creating new church communities in underserved areas
- Reimagine church boldly
The diocese will accept:
- grant applications for start-up costs for a new multicultural ministry, not for the continuation of an ongoing ministry unless there is a definite new direction added to the existing program; or
- grant applications for seed money for start-up positions, either full- or part-time for a new ministry.
A Fearless Love Multicultural Focus grant applicant must:
- spend grant money within one year of receipt of the grant;
- return the final report of the funds within one year of receipt of the grant;
- show a connection with The Episcopal Church; and
- show financial or in-kind support.
EDSD will NOT fund:
- project site/programs for two consecutive years;
- capital campaigns or debt reductions;
- deferred maintenance (repairs or upgrades to the physical plant or facility must be tied to the specific ministry or project of the current application);
- operational budgets (meaning the proposed budget and program is the same as the year before);
- debts obligated or incurred before the date of the grant award;
- maintenance or printing of marketing materials, or a website; however, the initial development/creation of materials, videos, or a website can be funded;
- fees of architects or engineers, insurance of any kind, shipping costs,
- contingency funds or overhead costs;
- rent or leasing of any kind;
- modifications or construction of property; previously funded requests;
- incomplete grants applications;
- emergency response requests; or
- a vehicle with a 12 or 15 passenger chassis (due to stability and insurance matters);
- any vehicles that are not the property of a church or diocese of The Episcopal Church.
Please note – any grant application submitted that is not within the criteria guidelines will not be considered.