Young Adult and Campus Ministry

Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants 2023

Beca 2023 para los Ministerios de Jóvenes Adultos y Universitarios

The Episcopal Church offers grants each year to assist with Young Adult and Campus Ministries throughout the church. This is a three-step process that includes discernment and planning, writing the application, and online submission. This process is designed to help you discern where and how God is calling your community to serve young adults and whether now is the right time to apply for a grant. We hope this process is an invitation for you and your community to consider how The Episcopal Church can minister with young adults on and off college campuses (including community colleges and tribal college campuses, non-traditional degree programs), in the military, and those who are not in college. 

La Iglesia Episcopal invita a presentar solicitudes para apoyar a los Ministerios de Jóvenes Adultos y Universitarios de toda la Iglesia. El proceso consta de tres etapas: el discernimiento y planeación, la redacción de la solicitud y el envío de dicha solicitud en línea. Este proceso está diseñado para ayudarle a discernir dónde y cómo Dios llama a su comunidad a servir a los jóvenes adultos y a determinar si este es el momento adecuado para solicitar una beca. Esperamos que este proceso sea una invitación para que usted y su comunidad consideren cómo los Ministerios de Adultos Jóvenes y Universitarios de la Iglesia Episcopal pueden ministrar a los adultos jóvenes dentro y fuera del campus universitario (como son los centros de estudios superiores, los campus de los institutos superiores tribales, los programas titulados no tradicionales), también en las Fuerzas Armadas, y a aquellos que no asisten a la universidad.

Online submissions are closed at this time. We will open the process up in the fall of 2023.

Las presentaciones en línea están cerradas en este momento. Abriremos el proceso en otoño de 2023.

2023 Grant Awards

We are pleased to announce the award recipients for 2023.

Campus ministry grants, which provide seed money to help in the startup of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance an existing ministry:

  • AIC Interfaith Campus Ministry, Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, $3,000
  • Canterbury Foundation of San Luis Obispo, Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real, $5,000
  • Canterbury MSU, Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, $3,000
  • Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota, $7,900
  • ELCM – Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry, Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, $4,000
  • Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, $7,000
  • Grace Village Campus Ministry, Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, $5,000
  • Niner United, Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, $8,000
  • UMass Dartmouth Episcopal Campus Ministry, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, $4,000

Development grants, which establish new, restore dormant, or reenergize existing campus ministries:

  • Nightsong, Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, $11,750
  • Province V Campus Ministry Consultant Position, Province V, $20,000
  • Proyecto JEC / Jóvenes Episcopales de Cuba, Diócesis de Cuba, $27,000

Project grants, which provide money for a one-time project to enhance and positively impact a campus or young adult ministry:

  • Ellsworth Community College / St. Matthew’s By-the-Bridge, Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, $1,500

Young adult ministry grants, which provide seed money to help in the startup of new, innovative young adult ministries or enhance existing ministries:

  • 20s/30s at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, $7,000
  • Ascension School Camp & Conference Center, Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon, $3,650
  • Church of the Holy Nativity, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, $8,000
  • Life Together, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, $5,000
  • Living Waters, Episcopal Diocese of Central Gulf Coast, $4,000
  • The Flock – San Mateo Episcopal Church, Episcopal Diocese of Texas, $2,200
  • Tiospaye Wakan, Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota, $8,000

For a description of each of these grants, click here.

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These grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence) in a diocese, congregation, or college/university that is currently engaging in or seeking a new relationship with young adults on and off college campuses.

Competitive Grant Requirements

In accordance with Canon I.4.6, grant applicants must understand that the recipient’s diocese’s failure to pay its assessment in full or to apply for and receive a waiver shall render the diocese ineligible to receive grants or loans from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society unless approved by Executive Council.

  • The applicant’s diocese pays its full assessment.
  • The applicant’s diocese has been granted a waiver for years (list).
  • The applicant’s diocese has made application for a waiver but has not been advised regarding a determination.

The applicant understands that the applicant’s diocese’s failure to pay its assessment in full or to apply for and receive a waiver shall render the diocese ineligible to receive grants or loans from the DFMS approved by Executive Council.

Amount, Duration, and Categories of Grants

A total of $140,000 is available for this cycle. These grants are for the 2023-24 academic year. Deadline for submitting grants is November 3, 2022. There are four categories of grants:

  1. Development Grant: establish a new, restore a dormant, or reenergize a current ministry. Grant ranges from $8,000-30,000 and can be used over a two-year period. Development Grants can only be awarded to a specific ministry once every 5 years.
  2. Campus Ministry Grants: provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants $1,000-8,000.
  3. Young Adult Ministry Grants: provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative young adult ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants $1000-8,000.
  4. Project Grants: provide money for a one-time project that will enhance and impact the campus or young adult ministry. Grants $100-2,000.

Discernment and Planning

Developing a grant application is best done in a community where colleagues and supporters can discern and explore where God is calling your ministry to grow, change, or do something new. If you are a solo minister, we invite you to think about who you should gather together to help you in this process. Many turn to their board or vestry, advisors, student ministers, and/or colleagues from your school or diocese to begin praying and exploring together. We strongly encourage you to use the Discernment and Planning Guide that can be found on the Grants webpage.

Selection Criteria

Projects must:

  • address how you might incorporate new learning, leadership development and/or training of young adults. 
  • address how this project or ministry can be safely and reasonably done with health and safety precautions in place (i.e. Covid-19, Monkey Pox, flu, etc.) Please use state and diocesan guidelines.
  • show how the ministry will be supported by the diocese, congregation, and/or ministry at the end of the grant term. (if applicable)
  • (if you are applying for a Development Grant) be discussed and run by the Provincial Coordinator of your region. If you do not know who your provincial coordinator is, please look here: or contact the YACM office.
  • be approved by the bishop of the diocese in which the ministry is to be located. 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.
  • include a one-to-two-minute video telling us how this grant will help your ministry grow, change, or do something new. (have fun with this – we don’t need a PowerPoint presentation, but to hear from you and your ministry.)
  • be formatted correctly and fall within the length specified in each grant – each must include the summary page, description, goals, and evaluation and continuation of ministry, video, and budget worksheet on the application.
  • be submitted online. If you cannot submit the application online, please contact us before October 28 to make other arrangements.
  • be received on or before November 3, 2022 by 10 pm Eastern time.

Selection Preferences

In addition to the above criteria, the selection process will also reflect several preferences. Though these are not requirements, we will give preference to projects that:

  • are collaborative and bring members of the community together.
  • utilize innovative digital strategies for engagement and gathering.
  • promote racial justice and reconciliation, evangelism, or environmental stewardship.
  • promote engagement with the Way of Love. (
  • reach those who are traditionally least likely to seek out a campus ministry or other Episcopal young adult ministry.
  • address specific priorities of General Convention. (Wondering what the priorities are? You can search here using keywords or dates : Please cite the resolution if you are pointing to the priorities outlined by any act of convention such as: 2015-A027.


The specific ways you propose to use grant funds will be a major factor in the selection of projects for funding.

  • Include a detailed budget that includes both expense and income to conduct the project.
  • Prepare your budget using the form provided. This is the budget for your grant application, not the budget for your organization.
  • Expenses should include any costs such as space usage, supplies and mileage.
  • Income should include participant fees, contributions and in-kind donations, as applicable. Be specific and detailed about the budget for your project, including any other anticipated revenue.
  • If additional grants are being sought, these should be included and identified as either confirmed, anticipated, or pending.
  • Detail any additional grants that are being sought, and identify whether these funds are confirmed, anticipated, or pending.

Grant Cycle Timeline

September 2022: Application forms and grant discernment released.  Gather a team to discern.

October 2022: Write your grant if you have discerned that this is the year to apply. Make your video. Get signature of your bishop!

October 3, 2022: Online grant submission opens.

October 13, 2022 at 3pm Eastern: If you have questions, tune in to the Webinar. 

November 3, 2022: Grant Applications are due by 10pm Eastern Time.

November 2022: Grant readers consider applications received.

December 2022:  Grant readers meet to discern the grants and projects.

December 2022:  Recommendations sent to Executive Council for approval at their February meeting.

February 2023: Decisions announced.

Expectations and Further Information

Ministers in charge of ministry grants are expected to attend at least one churchwide gathering 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.

Please fill out the application in full and submit it online. Please do not email your application.
Online Submissions will be open October 3-November 3, 2022.

If you have further questions, please contact The Rev. Shannon Kelly, Director for the Department of Faith Formation and Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries at or David Stickley, Faith Formation Associate at

For more information, you may contact, The Rev. Shannon Kelly.



Proceso y Directrices

Quiénes califican

Estas becas están orientadas a proveer fondos para un ministerio episcopal (o un ministerio ecuménico con participación episcopal) en una diócesis, en una congregación o en un centro de estudios superiores o universidad que en la actualidad esté comprometido o esté creando una nueva relación con adultos jóvenes dentro y fuera del ambiente universitario.

Requisitos competitivos de subvenciones

De acuerdo con Canon I.4.6, los solicitantes de subvenciones deben entender que el hecho de que la diócesis del receptor no pague su evaluación en su totalidad o solicite y reciba una exención hará que la diócesis no sea elegible para recibir subvenciones o préstamos del Sociedad Misionera a menos que sea aprobado por el Consejo Ejecutivo. Las subvenciones se considerarán si se cumple uno de estos criterios.

  • La diócesis del solicitante paga su evaluación completa.
  • A la diócesis del solicitante se le ha concedido una exención por años (lista).
  • La diócesis del solicitante ha presentado una solicitud de exención, pero no ha sido otorgada

El solicitante entiende que el hecho de que la diócesis del solicitante no pague su evaluación en su totalidad o solicite y reciba una exención hará que la diócesis no sea elegible para recibir subvenciones o préstamos del DFMS aprobados por el Consejo Ejecutivo.

Importe, duración y tipos de becas

Un total de 140.000 dólares está disponible para este ciclo. Estas becas son para el año académico 2023-2024. La fecha límite para solicitar las becas es el 3 de noviembre de 2022. Existen cuatro tipos de becas:

  • Beca de liderazgo: para establecer un nuevo ministerio de campus, restaurar uno inactivo o para revitalizar uno que ya existe. La beca oscilará entre los 8.000 a 30.000 dólares, que pueden ser utilizados dentro de un periodo de dos años. Esta beca se puede otorgan solamente una vez cada 5 anos a un ministerio en particular.
  • Becas para Ministerio de Universitarios: proveen un capital inicial para ayudar en la puesta en marcha de ministerios de campus nuevos e innovadores o para mejorar un ministerio existente. Las becas oscilarán entre los 1.000 a 8.000 dólares.
  • Becas para Ministerio de Adultos Jóvenes: proveen capital inicial para asistir en el inicio de nuevos e innovadores ministerios de adultos jóvenes o para mejorar un ministerio existente. Las becas oscilarán entre los 1.000 a 8.000 dólares.
  • Becas para proyectos: proveen fondos para un proyecto único que aumentará el impacto del ministerio de adultos jóvenes y el ministerio de campus. Las becas van de los 100 a los 2.000 dólares.

Criterios de selección

Los proyectos deben:

  • abordan cómo podría incorporar el nuevo aprendizaje, el desarrollo del liderazgo y/o la capacitación de los jóvenes adultos. 
  • Abordar cómo este proyecto o ministerio puede ser realizado de forma segura y adecuada siguiendo las precauciones de salud y seguridad (es decir, Covid-19, Viruela del Mono, gripe, etc.). Por favor, utiliza las directrices estatales y diocesanas.
  • demostrar cómo el respectivo ministerio será apoyado por la diócesis, la congregación y/o el ministerio mismo, al final del período de la beca. (Según sea el caso).
  • ser aprobado por el (la) obispo(a) de la diócesis en la cual se encuentra el ministerio. Cada diócesis que reciba una beca designará a una persona para supervisar la beca y preparar los respectivos informes financieros para la Iglesia Episcopal y los Ministerios de Adultos Jóvenes y Universitarios.
  • incluir un video de uno a dos minutos contándonos cómo esta subvención ayudará a tu ministerio a crecer, cambiar o innovar. (disfruta el proceso – no necesitamos una presentación en PowerPoint, sino escuchar de ti y de tu ministerio).
  • usar el formato correcto y estar dentro de la longitud especificada para cada subvención – cada uno debe incluir en la solicitud la página de resumen, la descripción, los objetivos y la evaluación y continuación del ministerio, el vídeo y la Hoja de Cálculo de Presupuesto.
  • no exceder las cinco páginas (esto incluye la página de resumen, la descripción, las metas, la evaluación y continuación del ministerio), incluir la planilla de presupuesto del formulario de solicitud (de no más de dos páginas) y seguir el formato de la beca (la solicitud completa no debe tener más de 7 páginas)
  • ser enviados por internet. Si no puede enviar su solicitud por internet, debe contactarnos antes del 1 de noviembre para buscar otra solución.
  • se reciben antes de 3 de noviembre de 2022 a las 10 pm hora del este (NY)

Preferencias para la selección

  • Además de los criterios que se indican arriba, el proceso de selección incluirá también varias preferencias. Aunque estas preferencias no son requisitos, se preferirán los proyectos que:
  • utilizan estrategias digitales innovadoras para la interacción y para las reuniones.
  • promueven la justicia racial y la reconciliación, el evangelismo o la administración ambiental
  • promueven el compromiso con el Camino del Amor (
  • llegan a aquellos que tradicionalmente son menos propensos a buscar un ministerio universitario u otro ministerio episcopal de jóvenes adultos
  • abordan prioridades específicas de la Convención General. (¿Te preguntas cuáles son las prioridades? Las puedes buscar aquí usando palabras clave o fechas: Por favor, cita la resolución si estás señalando en cuanto a las prioridades esbozadas por cualquier acto de la convención como: 2015-A027.

Solicitud de Subvención para 2023

Se aceptan las solicitudes en línea hasta el 3 de noviembre a las 10 pm hora del este de EEUU.

Para más información contacte a la Rda. Shannon Kelly.

The Rev. Shannon Kelly

Director of Faith Formation and Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries

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