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Episcopal Church grant applications open – religious ed, leaders in small towns & rural communities

Episcopal Church grant applications open – religious ed, leaders in small towns & rural communities

Grant applications open for Episcopal Church Constable Fund, Roanridge Trust

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

Grant applications open for Episcopal Church Constable Fund, Roanridge Trust

Applications are open for two grant opportunities offered annually by The Episcopal Church—Constable Fund grants, which focus on religious education, and Roanridge Trust grants, which support leadership development in small towns and rural communities.

The application deadline for both is Dec. 12.

The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of The Episcopal Church as approved by General Convention 2018, with a stated preference for work in the area of religious education. The grants are named for visionary philanthropist Marie Louise Constable, who made a gift to The Episcopal Church in 1935, during the Great Depression, to establish the fund.

Constable Fund applications may only be submitted by: (1) applicants approved by one of the nine provinces of The Episcopal Church; (2) an interim body of the General Convention of The Episcopal Church; or (3) a program office or staff department of The Episcopal Church.

More information on Constable Fund application requirements and the application forms are available in English at this link and in Spanish at this link.

The 2021 Constable Fund grants totaled $213,596, distributed among six recipients. Grants ranged from $2,500 to $55,302.

The Roanridge Trust was established by the Cochel family, who originally gave a working farm in Missouri called Roanridge to The Episcopal Church. Income from the trust generates the grant funds, which are used for the “training of town and country ministry and rural Christian workers” of The Episcopal Church. They support creative models of leadership development and training for laity and clergy in small towns and rural communities across The Episcopal Church. Programs to be conducted in metropolitan areas are not eligible for Roanridge Trust grants.

Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal Church-related organizations and institutions are invited to apply for Roanridge Trust grants. Applications require diocesan bishop approval. More information, application forms and instructions about the Roanridge Trust grants are available in English at this link and in Spanish at this link.

The 2021 Roanridge Trust grants totaled $209,851, distributed among 12 recipients. Grants ranged from $5,000 to $29,000.

For more information about either grant, contact the Rev. Molly James, deputy executive officer of the General Convention, 212-716-6048, or Mr. George Wing, chair of the grant review committee,

Solicitudes de beca abiertas para el Fondo Constable y el Fondo Roanridge

de la Iglesia Episcopal

Las solicitudes están abiertas para dos oportunidades de becas ofrecidas anualmente por la Iglesia Episcopal: la becas del Fondo Constable, que se enfocan en la educación religiosa, y las becas del Fondo Roanridge, que apoyan el desarrollo de liderazgo en pueblos pequeños y comunidades rurales.

La fecha límite de solicitud para ambas es el 12 de diciembre.

[The Constable Fund] El Fondo Constable ofrece becas para financiar iniciativas misioneras que no se incluyeron en el presupuesto de la Iglesia Episcopal según lo aprobado por la Convención General 2018, con preferencia declarada por el trabajo en el área de educación religiosa. Las becas llevan el nombre de la filántropa visionaria Marie Louise Constable, que hizo una donación a la Iglesia Episcopal en 1935, durante la Gran Depresión, para establecer el fondo.

Las solicitudes del Fondo Constable solo pueden ser presentadas por: (1) solicitantes aprobados por una de las nueve provincias de la Iglesia Episcopal; (2) un organismo interino de la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal; o (3) una oficina de programas o un departamento de personal de la Iglesia Episcopal.

Más información sobre los requisitos de solicitud del Fondo Constable y los formularios de solicitud están disponibles en inglés en este enlace y en español en este enlace.

Las subvenciones del Fondo Constable de 2021 totalizaron 213,596 dólares, distribuidos entre seis beneficiarios. Las subvenciones oscilaron entre 2.500 dólares y 55.302 dólares.


[The Roanridge Trust] El Fondo Roanidge fue establecido por la familia Cochel, que originalmente cedió una granja en funcionamiento en Missouri llamada Roanridge a la Iglesia Episcopal. Los ingresos del fideicomiso generan los fondos de la beca, que se utilizan para la “formación del ministerio de la ciudad y el campo y de trabajadores cristianos rurales” de la Iglesia Episcopal. Apoyan modelos creativos de desarrollo de liderazgo y formación para laicos y clérigos en pueblos pequeños y comunidades rurales en toda la Iglesia Episcopal. Los programas que se llevarán a cabo en áreas metropolitanas no son elegibles para las becas del Fondo Roanridge.

Se invita a las diócesis, congregaciones y organizaciones e instituciones relacionadas con la Iglesia Episcopal a solicitar becas del Fondo Roanridge. Las solicitudes requieren la aprobación del obispo diocesano. Más información, formularios de solicitud e instrucciones sobre las becas del Fondo Roanridge están disponibles en inglés en este enlace y en español en este enlace.

Las becas del 2021 del Fondo Roanridge totalizaron 209.851 dólares, distribuidos entre 12 beneficiarios. Las becas oscilaron entre 5.000 dólares y 29.000 dólares.

Para obtener más información sobre cualquiera de las becas, comuníquese con la Rvda. Molly James, directora ejecutiva adjunta de la Convención General, 212-716-6048, o con el Sr. George Wing, presidente del comité de revisión de becas,

Lisa Webb  ASSOCIATE OFFICER, PUBLIC AFFAIRS  Office of Communication | The Episcopal Church | 212-716-6138


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