We are currently accepting requests for our Small Grants
Our 2019-2020 Basic Human Needs Grant Program has closed and will
reopen for applications in the Spring of 2020
Criteria for Applying
Organizational Status: We fund Episcopal parishes and their nonprofit partners based on the following criteria:
- Either you are a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida;
- OR you are a nonprofit organization with a substantial relationship with a qualifying parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida; you must also be a registered 501c(3) nonprofit.
Mission-Oriented: While there are many worthwhile church ministries and organizations that do mission work nationally and internationally, our work focuses on feeding, clothing, shelter and healthcare resources for youth, families, elderly and the homeless in the Diocese of Southeast Florida.
Geographical Area Expanded: In 2018, we added two small grants of up to $1000 each for our companion dioceses, with the sponsorship of one or more of our diocesan churches. Our Basic Human Needs Grant Program remains dedicated to the Diocese of Southeast Florida.
Sustainable Partnerships: We recognize that it is through our collaborative efforts that we are able to see significant change. With that in mind, EC prioritizes funding significant, sustainable ministries and partnerships with the community, using resources and skills found in our communities beyond our expertise.
- A 501c(3) organization’s mission should be closely aligned with a congregation’s outreach focus and the organization is clearly identified as a ministry of the congregation. Participation in the work of the nonprofit by the congregation may be service on its board of directors or significant volunteer service from the congregation; significant financial support and/or hosting and participating in special events of the organization. In addition, if other congregations are participating in the ministry, this information should be noted in the application.
Basic Human Needs
Small Grants (SG) & Companion
Diocese Small Grants (CDSG)
We provide charitable grants from the Episcopal Charities Vision Fund, an endowment created by a bequest from Agnes and Blair Smith, members of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Pompano Beach. The Diocese of Southeast Florida also contributes its outreach funds so that over $320,000 is available each year to support significant, sustainable ministries and partnerships that transform and give promise for more productive and satisfying lives. Programs must be nonsectarian and contain no required religious content.
Like the Basic Human Needs Grant Making Program, the SG and CDSG Programs make grants to programs that address the needs of the community outside the walls of the church, up to $1,000. Programs must be nonsectarian and contain no required religious content.
The Programs are designed for start-up and one-time activities that target basic human needs or to support a new component to a presently funded program.