Grants and Loans
The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri offers the following grants and loans:
Church Assistance Endowment Fund Grants 2022
Congregations needing financial assistance with capital improvement projects and/or repairs can now apply for a grant of up to $10,000 through the Church Assistance Endowment Fund. The Trustees of the Corporation have allocated $52,700 for grants this year. Applications are now available and must be submitted to Desiree Brattin, Canon for Finance & Administration, by April 13.
Get all the details about the grants and the application process by downloading these two documents:
Kelton White Fund Loan
The income from the Kelton and Alma Mayland White Memorial Trust may be used, with the advice and consent of the Standing Committee, to make loans to congregations for use in making capital improvements. The manner and amount of the loans, whether any interest is to be charged (and if so, how much), and the terms of repayment are all in the sole and exclusive discretion of the Bishop of Missouri, subject only to the requirement of Standing Committee advice and consent.
Diocese of Missouri Lay Formation Grants
These funds are available to active lay members of faith communities in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. Please submit your application at least three weeks prior to the event registration deadline to allow time for application evaluation. It is expected that both the lay member and the congregation/faith community will share in the cost as well as utilizing diocesan funds.
Diocese of Missouri Clergy Continuing Education Grants
These funds are available to active, canonically resident clergy in the Diocese of Missouri. Please submit your application at least three weeks prior to the event registration deadline to allow time for application evaluation. It is expected that both the clergy member and the congregation/faith community will share in the cost as well as applying diocesan funds. Summary report of learning (1-2 pages) should be submitted to the Canon for Evangelism & Discipleship Development within two weeks after the event. Future grant requests will not be considered if a summary report is not submitted.
Additional Grant Applications
Additional grant applications will be available here when they become available throughout the year.