Campus Ministry Grants

The Episcopal Church invites proposals for grants to assist with ministries to Young Adult and Campus Ministries throughout the church. These grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence) in a diocese, congregation, or community college/tribal college/university campus who are doing or seek to do ministry with young adults on and off college campuses.

A total of $133,000 is available this year, with a total of $400,000 available this triennium. These grants are for the 2016-17 academic year. The deadline for submitting grants is May 23, 2016.

There are three categories of grants:

  1. Leadership Grant: to establish a new, restore a dormant, or reenergize a current campus ministry. The grant will range between $20-30,000 and can be used over a two year period.
  2. Campus Ministry Grants: to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants will range from $3-5,000.
  3. Young Adult Ministry Grants: to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative young adult ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants range from $3-5,000.

Grant proposals must show how the diocese, congregation, and/or campus ministry will support the ministry at the end of the grant term.

We hope this application process is an invitation to consider how Young Adult and Campus Ministry in the Episcopal Church can minister to young adults on and off college campuses (including Community College and Tribal College Campuses), non-traditional degree programs, in the military, as well as young adults who are not in college. We also invite grant proposals that seek to intentionally engage young adults and college students who have not been a part of a faith community in the Episcopal Church.

Ministers in charge of ministry grants are expected to attend any or all church-wide gatherings of campus or young adult ministers sponsored by The Episcopal Church during the term of the grant. Ministries receiving grants may be assigned a mentor for the duration of the grant period.

All proposals must be approved by the bishop of the diocese in which the ministry is to be located, and each diocese that receives a grant shall appoint someone to oversee the grant and make appropriate financial reports to The Episcopal Church and the Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries. If your ministry receives a grant, checks will only be mailed to institutions as it is against our policy to make grant checks out to individuals.

If you have any additional questions about the application process, contact:

The Rev. Shannon Kelly

Missioner for Young Adult and Campus Ministry