Church Assistance Endowment Grants

March 03, 2020
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by Desiree Brattin,
Executive Director of Finance and Administration
Episcopal Diocese of Missouri


Please note: The application deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.

Download 2020 Church Assistance Endowment Grant Program grant application 

Forty years ago $205,000 was allocated by the Venture in Mission Steering Committee to establish the Church Assistance Endowment Fund.  This fund is now over $945,000 and the Trustees of the Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri (COEDMO), who manage this program, use a formula that has allocated $44,400 for 2020 grants. 

The purpose of these grants is to provide financial assistance to congregations for capital maintenance and/or repairs.  This financial resource has assisted our congregations with costly and sometimes unexpected projects such as roof repairs/replacements, sewer repairs, and tuck-pointing and has enabled other projects such as painting, refurbishing parish halls, or providing handicap accessibility. Over its forty year history, this fund has awarded $1,079,974.

If your congregation wishes to apply for a grant in 2020, please complete this application.  The Trustees of COEDMO will review applications received by the deadline and make awards based on the fulfillment of the enclosed guidelines.  Grants generally require matching funds and are limited to a maximum of $10,000.  A congregation may not receive more than two grants over four consecutive years from this program.  Therefore, St. Martin’s/Ellisville, Grace/Jefferson City, Trinity/Kirksville, Christ Church Cathedral/St. Louis, and St. John’s/St. Louis are not eligible to receive a grant in 2020.

Please forward two (2) copies (at least one of which must be unbound and copy ready – single sided and no staples or paperclips) of your completed application by July 15, 2020 to: 
     Church Assistance Endowment Fund
     Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
     1210 Locust Street, 3rd  Floor
     Saint Louis, MO  63103.  

Alternatively, you may e-mail your application in PDF form to  It must be sent as one PDF File.  E-mails with multiple attachments will not be accepted.  As always, there is no penalty for submitting applications prior to the deadline. Announcement of grants awarded will be made following the June meeting of COEDMO.


If you have any questions, or need assistance in completing this application, contact Desiree Brattin.


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