Roanridge Trust – Caroline F. and Wilber A. Cochel (1981) Trust Fund 833: Roanridge was a working farm in Missouri donated by the Cochel family to The Episcopal Church to provide a unique setting in which Episcopal clergy, seminarians, and laypeople could develop an understanding of farming operations and rural community structure. Through educational programs such as conferences, seminars, and institutes, the non-profit corporation that managed Roanridge sought to help Episcopal clergy and laity better serve communities in rural and small-town America. The farm was eventually sold, and the Roanridge Trust was established.
The interest generated from the Roanridge Trust is specifically to be used for the training of town and country clergy and rural Christian workers of The Episcopal Church. Each year the Roanridge Trust generates approximately $160,000 to be distributed in grants.
Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal Church-related organizations and institutions are invited to apply for Roanridge Trust grants. Applications require diocesan bishop approval.
CONTACT: The Rev. Dr. Molly James, Deputy Executive Officer of General Convention
From Public Affairs
- Grant applications open for Episcopal Church Constable Fund, Roanridge Trust
- Deadline approaching for 2021 Roanridge Trust grants for leadership development in small towns and rural communities
- There is still time to apply for 2021 Roanridge Trust grants for leadership development in small towns and rural communities
- 2021 Roanridge Trust grants available for leadership development in small towns and rural communities
- There is still time to apply for 2020 Roanridge Trust grants
- Episcopal Church announces 2019 Roanridge Trust grant recipients for leadership development in small towns and rural communities