Small Grants (SG) &
Companion Small Grants (CDSG)
We are currently accepting requests for our Small Grants.
Who is Eligible?
Any congregation in the Diocese of Southeast Florida or in a Companion Diocese- Nassau and Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Toliara. Proposals must be submitted by clergy although congregational leadership and involvement is important. Only one proposal per church per year will be considered.
The granting process is expedited so that the application can be accepted, reviewed and responded to within two to three weeks. Up to twelve small grants are made each year.
Projects That Are Not Eligible
for SG and CDSG Programs
The Small Grants Program is designed to support start-up projects, one -time events, and one-time needs within a project. The program is not intended to provide partial support to ongoing programs where there will be no significant changes/additions to the program. And, Episcopal Charities will not consider proposals that have contingencies that must be met before the project can continue, for example, other sources of support must be obtained.
How Grants are Reviewed and Decided
The procedure for the Small Grants Program is designed to be as simple as possible. The applicant submits a two-page proposal electronically to the Executive Director. The applicant will receive a return email acknowledging receipt of the request. After staff review of the proposal to determine completeness and meeting criteria, the Grants Committee of Episcopal Charities receives the proposal, scores the proposal and recommends (or declines) support. The applicant is then notified of the decision. The process is designed to give the applicant an answer within two to three weeks of receipt. As with all funded programs, staff provides oversight and conducts site visits where needed.
How to Apply
After reviewing the above information to make sure the application meets SG and CDSG guidelines, the applicant (rector/priest in charge) will send no more than a two-page proposal to the Executive Director. On receipt of the proposal, a confirming email will be sent and will indicate if any further information is required. Grants are made on a “first come- first serve basis” within three weeks of submission.
Required elements to be included in the proposal are below or click here to apply online.
- Date of application
- Name, address, rector/priest in charge of applicant church
- Name, address, telephone number, fax and email for Project Contact Person
- Describe the project and what it is expected to accomplish, geographic areas served, and how the project accomplishes its goals
- Describe the volunteer leadership that will run the project
- Describe specifically how the Grant money will be used
- Briefly describe the total budget for the project and major areas of support
- Give beginning date and duration of the project