Fall MDG Grants

Fall MDG Grants

Many thanks to the generosity of the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California who have dedicated 0.7 percent of the diocesan budget towards the Millennium Development Goals. It is our hope that every church in our diocese will be able to sponsor a program dedicated to the relief of poverty around the globe. To that end, this year the Millennium Development Goals Committee will once again be offering grants (click here to see the 2012 grant winners).

Congregations wishing to apply for a Fall MDG grant should review the grant requirements and their project and submit their application no later than noon on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

Grant requirements are:
1. Involvement with a program or project which focuses on the issues of Global Poverty as addressed in the Millennium Development Goals.
2. The program or project should allow for involvement of members of the congregation in a variety of ways.
3. The congregation’s involvement should offer opportunity for nurturing of spiritual growth and expansion of the vision of God’s mission in the world.
4. The ministry should be available as a model for other congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and/or the larger Episcopal Church.

Click here to view the application.

Keep in mind that goals 1 - 7 address situations on the ground in developing nations.  While the MDG Steering Committee applauds local and domestic poverty ministry, it is not the work that we are charged with, and we cannot award grant funds to projects which do not meet the MDGs.  

This Bread for the World Offering of Letters would be an excellent goal 8 project, if your congregation is looking for a way to help build a partnership for Global development and reconciliation: click here.

We encourage electronic submission of applications - applications can be filed electronically by emailing all materials to the Chair of the MDG Committee, the Rev. Lucretia Jevne. 

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