New Episcopal Communities

Grants for New Episcopal Communities

The 2022 General Convention celebrated the work of New Episcopal Communities and approved funding to help do more of this essential work!

What kind of ministries are eligible?

There are many new, creative leaders and visions that are worthy of support and funding.  These grants are particularly intended to fund ministries that fit the definition of a New Episcopal Community.

The Episcopal Church also continues to prioritize establishing new communities “especially committed to mission and evangelism engaging people historically underserved and/or under-represented by the Church, for example, people of color, immigrants and refugees, youth, young adults, people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBTQI+), gender non-conforming people, people living in poverty, people with disabilities and/or all others who are disenfranchised from the Church.”  (See Resolution A095 from the 2022 General Convention)

Application deadlines

August 1, 2023

If funds remain, a 2024 deadline will be announced later in the year.

** Submit your draft by July 24th to receive feedback from the Church Planting staff and Advisory Group before final submission. Submit a draft by emailing it to Katie Nakamura Rengers at

Application Information Workshops

Thursday, June 15 at 12:00-1:00pm Eastern (11-12 Central, 10-11 Mountain, 9-10 Pacific)
Thursday, July 6 at 3:00-4:00pm Eastern (2-3 Central, 1-2 Mountain, 12-1 Pacific)
Zoom link for all Information Workshops

Watch the video of our New Episcopal Community Grant Information Workshop from April 13, 2023.

Ministry Plan Resources
Check out our Training Page for guides on how to prepare your ministry plan.

New Episcopal Communities Grant Application

Application Materials in English

Materiales de solicitud en espanol

Contact the Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers, Staff Officer for Church Planting, with any questions about the grant application.

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See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on New Episcopal Community Grants.

The Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers

Staff Officer for Church Planting

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