Mission Tithe Relationship Grants

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 2020 should submit their applications by Dec. 15.

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.

For more information

For more information, contact the Rev. Holly Hartman (hhartman@diomass.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 351) or the Rev. Marilyn McMillan (mmcmillan@diomass.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.

2019 grant recipients

guatemala2 Courtesy Photo Children from St. John's in Arlington raised money to send to children in Guatemala.

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.

Read the story here.