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Episcopal Church Campus Ministry grants announced

November 11, 2013
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Sam McDonald, Episcopal Church Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission, announced the recipients of the Campus Ministry Grants, totaling $99,750, for the 2013-2014 grant cycle. 

Campus Ministry Grants provide dioceses, parishes or community college/college/university campuses with funding for new as well as current campus ministries in higher education institutions in the Episcopal Church.

A total of 65 applications were received, reflecting $1.3 million in requests.  “This is clearly an indication of the exciting growing interest in campus ministry in new, creative, innovative models,” McDonald commented.  The applications were reviewed by a team of campus ministers, including provincial campus ministers, under the guidance of Bronwyn Skov, Episcopal Church Youth Ministries Officer.

One Leadership Grant and 24 Program Grants were awarded to 20 dioceses.  The Leadership Grant will help establish a new, or restore a dormant, or reenergize a current campus ministry and is for a two-year period.  The Program Grants provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current initiative.




Two-year Leadership Grant

Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. “A Moveable Feast” – serves four campuses

  1. Johnson Community College, Smithfield NC (commuter college)

2011-12 enrollment: 5,298 curriculum; 9,983 continuing education.  Total enrollment:  15,281

  1. Barton College, Wilson NC (residential college)

2011-12 enrollment: 1,179

  1. North Carolina Central University, Durham NC (residential college)

2012-13 enrollment: 8,155

  1. Johnson C Smith College, Charlotte, NC (residential college)

2012-13 enrollment: 1,669

Year one: $17,500; Year two:  $12,500.  Total grant: $30,000


Program Grants

  • Diocese of Colorado – Canterbury Colorado, University of
    Colorado-Boulder: $1,800
  • Diocese of Connecticut – Episcopal Church at Yale University;
    Gateway College: $5,000
  • Diocese of East Carolina – East Carolina University;
    Pitt Community College: $3,500
  • Diocese of  East Carolina – University of North Carolina-Wilmington;
    Cape Fear Community College: $4,500
  • Diocese of Fort Worth – Fort Worth Young Adult Campus Ministry at Texas Christian University; University of Texas-Arlington; Tarleton State University: $3,500
  • Diocese of Georgia – Middle Georgia State College: $2,150
  • Diocese of Massachusetts – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): $4,000
  • Diocese of Massachusetts/Diocese of LA – Integrity Campus Ministry Project: $1,500
  • Diocese of Minnesota – University of Minnesota-Duluth: $3,100
  • Diocese of New Hampshire – United Campus Ministry at Plymouth State University: $1,200
  • Diocese of North Carolina – LEAF, Inc. (Lutherans, Episcopalians,
    and Friends) at Elon University: $5,000
  • Diocese of Northern California – The Belfry at the University of California-Davis: $5,000
  • Diocese of  Northern Michigan – Michigan Technological University;
    Finlandia University: $5,000
  • Diocese of Pennsylvania – Swarthmore College: $2,000
  • Diocese of Rio Grande – New Mexico Highlands University; Armand Hammer United College of the American West: $2,300
  • Diocese of Rio Grande – New Mexico State University; University of Texas at El Paso: $1,000
  • Diocese of Rio Grande – University of New Mexico-Albuquerque; Central New Mexico Community College-Albuquerque: $1,600
  • Diocese of Southern Ohio – The Ohio State University: $2,300
  • Diocese of Spokane – Higher Education Ministry at Eastern Washington University: $5,000
  • Diocese of Springfield – The Chapel of St. John the Divine at the University of Illinois: $4,000
  • Diocese of Tennessee – Tennessee Technological University: $1,150
  • Diocese of Upper South Carolina – Presbyterian College: $1,850
  • Diocese of  Upper South Carolina – Wofford College; Converse College; University of South Carolina Upstate: $800
  • Diocese of Virginia – United College Ministries in Northern Virginia serving George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College: $2,500



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