Funding Transformative Outreach

We understand that true change often starts within our own communities. The Episcopal Charities Fund serves as a catalyst, providing the financial resources necessary to bring powerful outreach initiatives to life. From addressing immediate needs to fostering long-term solutions, we empower parishes to make a meaningful difference where it matters most.

Open to All Churches

Our grant program is open to every church within the Diocese of Southwest Florida. We believe that compassion knows no boundaries, and every congregation has the potential to inspire change. Whether you’re a small parish or a larger community, your ideas and initiatives are welcomed and valued.

The Episcopal Charities Fund grants are funded from several sources:

  • A percentage of interest income from the Episcopal Charities of Southwest Florida endowment;
  • A tithe from the annual Bishop’s Appeal;
  • Donations to the Episcopal Charities Fund for specific ministries or designated projects; and
  • Parish partnerships with other community organizations or granting entities.

Grants are awarded annually by Diocesan Council following recommendations made by the Council on Deacons. The Council announces the awards at the Annual Diocesan Convention.

Your Vision, Our Support

If you have a vision for outreach or a special needs ministry that aligns with our mission, we invite you to explore our competitive grant program. Your ideas, your dedication, and your commitment to positive change are what drive us forward.

Fostering Positive Change

Through the Episcopal Charities Fund, we aim to foster positive change that resonates far beyond the walls of our churches. By supporting special needs ministries and outreach projects, we extend a helping hand to those in our communities who need it most. Together, we strive to uplift lives and create a ripple effect of hope.

Uniting Through Purpose

When parishes come together with a shared purpose, incredible things happen. The Episcopal Charities Fund is a testament to the power of unity and collaboration. We join forces to magnify our impact and make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals and families throughout our diocese.

Inspiring Acts of Compassion

Let us inspire acts of compassion that resonate far and wide. Through the Episcopal Charities Fund, we become a force for good, bringing hope, assistance, and transformation to those who need it most.


Apply for an Episcopal Charities Grant

If your congregation or ministry is interested in receiving a grant:

2024 Episcopal Charities Grant Application 

  • The deadline for submission of an application for an Episcopal Charities Grant for the calendar year 2024 is August 16, 2024. Awards will be announced at the Annual Diocesan Convention in October.
  • Applications must be received no later than August 16, 2024
  • Questions? Email Michelle Mercurio at [email protected]

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