Sustainable Development Grants

In anticipation of the 2015 adoption of 17 Sustainable Development Goals by the General Assembly of the United Nations, seeking to end poverty, to protect and care for the planet and to fight injustice and inequality, the General Convention of The Episcopal Church voted to continue its budgetary commitment of 0.7% annually toward international development programs, and it continues to encourage dioceses and congregations to do the same.

The Diocese of Massachusetts has made just such a set-aside of 0.7% since the year 2000.  The current Sustainable Development Grant program focuses on projects that address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and is funded with money from the annual diocesan budget. 

Sustainable Development Grants serve as a financial and networking resource for diocesan congregations to work with and support sustainable growth and development projects with their relational partners located in underdeveloped, isolated marginalized and/or underresourced communities.  

The application for the current year is being revised.  Contact the Rev. Marilyn McMillan (as below) for details.

For more information

For more information, contact the Rev. Marilyn McMillan ( 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 Marilyn McMillan for more information.

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