Do you have a parish-based partnership in a developing country somewhere around the world? Funds are available to assist you in that ministry through our Diocesan Mission Grants program. At the 2015 Diocesan Convention, we reaffirmed our commitment to support the UN’s development goals (now known as Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) as criteria for global mission grants. This is consistent with the mission goals of The Episcopal Church and with our baptismal covenant “to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves.”
The Global Mission Grants committee is now seeking proposals from parishes and related diocesan institutions to support their efforts in global mission. Last year’s grants were awarded to six parishes to support mission partnerships in Kenya, Tanzania, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Palestine, and El Salvador. We’d like to help support your engagement in global mission, too! Applications are due by September 30, 2023, and can be found here. If you are a previous grant recipient and have not yet filed your Grant Utilization form, you will need to submit this also by the September 30 deadline. Grants normally range from $2500-$5000. If you have questions, please contact the committee at MDGgrantsolympia@gmail.com or by phone or text to The Rev. Jeff Gill at 978.807.4687.