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.

Sending Serving Grants

The Diocese of Massachusetts awards Sending Serving grant funds to support domestic and international programs that enhance the outreach ministries of congregations through new or existing programs.  These programs support the vitality of congregations, youth and urban-ethnic-multicultural ministries.  Collaborative projects are encouraged. Awarded funds must be matched by an equal contribution from the congregation(s), which may be raised through a targeted fundraising effort.

Deaneries will be able to submit an addendum to initial grant applications.  In the case that all of the Sending Serving funds are not expended in the initial round of awards, the leftover funds will be available.  Requests for addendum funds and/or projects should be included in the initial applications from deaneries.  Please indicate which awards are initial requests and which are addendum award requests.

Applications for addendum funds and projects will be considered after Oct. 16.

•  Deaneries may apply for up to $4,000.

See the attached PDF, below, for application information.

House of Mercy Grants

The Diocese of Massachusetts awards House of Mercy grant funds to support programs and projects that serve women and children in need.

Deaneries will be able to submit an addendum to initial grant applications.  In the case that all of the House of Mercy funds are not expended in the initial round of awards, the leftover funds will be available.  Requests for addendum funds and/or projects should be included in the initial applications from deaneries.  Please indicate which awards are initial requests and which are addendum award requests.

Applications for addendum funds and projects will be considered after Oct. 16.

•  Deaneries may apply for up to $2,640.
•  Matching funds are not required for these grants.

See the attached PDF, below, for application information.

Questions may be directed to Lauren Zook, Grants Administrator, at lzook@diomass.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 306.

Learn more:

Find a brochure summarizing all diocesan grant and loan programs here.