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 2019 should submit their applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 29. The 2019 application is attached below. Decisions will be communicated by June 1.
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.
Questions about the grant process may be directed to Lauren Zook, Grants Administrator, at email@example.com or 617-482-4826, ext. 306.
For more information about global mission in the Diocese of Massachusetts, contact the Rev. Holly Hartman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 351) or the Rev. Marilyn McMillan (email@example.com 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.