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Boston Episcopal Charitable Society

The Boston Episcopal Charitable Society, established in 1724 by charter from the king of England, provides supplemental financial assistance to individuals in Episcopal congregations throughout the greater Boston area and beyond through their parish priests.

Case Trust/Bristol County Fund

The Case Trust, left by the Case family of Swansea, provides funds to support the diocesan mission in the Episcopal parishes of Bristol County.

Church Home Society

The Church Home Society is an independent non-profit corporation related to the Episcopal Church. Its objective is to provide support to young persons through a program of making financial grants to both religious and secular organizations which work with and/or for young persons, and further to provide such support in other ways as may be determined to be useful by the Society.

Church Periodical Club

An Episcopal institution whose goal is to “help all the world to read.”   Its ministry is to provide grants to adults and young people for the purchase of books, magazines, videos and computer programs.  Grant applications are available online (www.churchperiodical.com) or by request.  Contact Marion Dunn (781-878-5492 or dunnmar2000 [at] hotmail [dot] com).

Congregational Development Grants

Congregational Development Grants are one way the diocesan budget supports worshiping communities in strengthening community vitality and deepening relationships with God. The program challenges congregations to try new programs and prayerfully reflect on current and proposed programs that nurture and reimagine congregational life.

Creation Care Initiative Green Grants and Loans

The Creation Care Initiative exists to encourage, challenge  and support all the congregations of the diocese as they carry out their responsibility to care for God's creation.  Within this initiative there are three separate programs:  Simple Acts Grants, Green Improvement Grants and Green Loans.  The information on this page will help congregations better understand the options available and get started with the application process. 

Deanery Grants

Sending Serving Grants support programs that enhance the outreach ministries of congregations.  House of Mercy Grants support programs and projects that serve women and children in need.  Grants from both programs are awarded by vote of deanery assemblies. Applications can be submitted at any time from January through Oct. 16, and must have been approved by vote of the deanery assembly prior to submission to the diocesan offices for funding.

Diocesan Loan Committee

The Diocesan Loan Committee provides term loans to congregations for the following:

  • Loans of up to $75,000 for 15 years to support repair and/or improvement to existing structures
  • Loans of up to $100,000 for 15 years to support significant renovations and/or improvement of facilities

Funding from Church Property Sale Proceeds

Diocesan Council is charged with determining the use of the proceeds from the sale of closed church properties to further the mission of God through Diocesan Convention’s mission strategy.  Those seeking funding for a new or ongoing ministry consistent with the diocesan mission strategy may make a proposal to Diocesan Council for funding consideration. 

At this time, Diocesan Council is not receiving new applications due to the limited amount of money in the fund.  Pending applications will be reviewed by the council's Executive Committee and any resulting grants will be posted to this page once awarded.

Mission Tithe Council Grants

The goal of Mission Tithe Council Grants was to foster and expand congregationally based global mission relationships in the Diocese of Massachusetts. The program was an initiative of the Together Now Campaign and the final grants were awarded at Diocesan Convention 2015. Recipients of Mission Tithe Council Grants were engaged in mission partnerships outside the geographic boundaries of the diocese, with a hands-on component and intentional mutuality.  

Mission Tithe Matching Grants

Mission Tithe Matching Grants are intended to foster and expand congregationally based global mission relationships by congregations within the Diocese of Massachusetts. Applicants should be intentional in their engagement in a mission partnership, and their mission work should have, or plan to have, a hands-on component and intentional mutuality. Congregations of the diocese may apply. Congregations are encouraged to partner with one another in working together on global mission. Mission Tithe Matching Grants are for work outside the geographic boundaries of the Diocese of Massachusetts. Both existing projects/programs and start-ups are encouraged to apply. 

Scholarship Fund for Children of Clergy

Children of clergy canonically resident or licensed in the Diocese of Massachusetts (and their widows/widowers) are eligible to apply for scholarship grants.  Grants are for undergraduate degree programs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Society for the Relief of Aged or Disabled Episcopal Clergy

The society makes grants to retired clergy who were canonically resident in the Diocese of Massachusetts at the time of their retirement.  For information contact Marsha Searle at 617-482-4826, ext. 445 or msearle [at] diomass [dot] org).

Society for the Relief of Widows, Widowers and Orphans of Clergy

The society makes grants to widows, widowers and orphans of clergy who died in the communion of the Episcopal Church and were canonically resident in the Diocese of Massachusetts.  For information contact Marsha Searle at 617-482-4826, ext. 445 or msearle [at] diomass [dot] org).

United Thank Offering

The Episcopal Church's United Thank Offering (UTO) grant program, established by the women of the Episcopal Church in 1889, funds projects which "address compelling human needs and/or expand mission and ministry." The projects must also receive support from an Episcopal or Anglican organization.