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.
CONTACT: Betsey Bell, Executive Assistant to the Executive Officer of General Convention
From Public Affairs
- Grant applications open for Episcopal Church Constable and Roanridge grants
- Executive Council awards 2023 Constable Fund, Roanridge Trust grants
- Grant applications open for Episcopal Church Constable Fund, Roanridge Trust
- Executive Council awards 2022 Constable Fund, Roanridge Trust grants
- 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