Since 2013, more than $700,000 has been awarded to congregations and organizations with the purpose of fostering and developing the global mission relationships of congregations within the Diocese of Massachusetts, from a tithe from the Together Now fundraising campaign.
Formerly known as Mission Tithe Partnership Grants, and now called Mission Tithe Relationship Grants, these grants are intended to serve as a financial and networking resource for congregations entering new relational mission partnerships.
Congregations intending to apply in fall 2019 should submit their applications to email@example.com by Nov. 25. Decisions will be communicated in December. The spring 2019 version of the application is attached below for reference. An updated version of the application form will be posted on this page before fall.
Applicants should be intentional in their engagement in a mission partnership, and their mission work should include, or plan to include, mutuality and collaboration with their global partners. Congregations are encouraged to seek resources and assistance from members of the diocesan Global Mission Commission for relationship discernment and development.
2019 grant recipients
In spring 2019, one grant was awarded to the partnership of St. John's Church in Arlington, Hogar de niños Fátima in Guatemala City and the Guatemala Aid Fund. With the help of this grant, several St. John's parishioners will travel to Guatemala in 2020, and several Fátima Children's Home representatives will visit Boston and participate in a Guatemala Aid Fund fundraising dinner.
For more information
Questions about the grant process may be directed to Lauren Zook, Grants Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 306.
For more information about global mission relationships and projects in the Diocese of Massachusetts, contact the Rev. Holly Hartman (email@example.com or 617-482-4826, ext. 351) or the Rev. Marilyn McMillan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 422).
The diocesan Global Mission Commission is made up of lay and clergy volunteers from around the diocese. Those interested in serving on this commission are invited to contact Holly Hartman or Marilyn McMillan for more information.
Find a brochure summarizing all diocesan grant and loan programs here.