How do I get an application?
The EFD Application is available on this website.
How much should I request?
Applicants should request what they need. However, potential applicants should review Recent Awards, also available on our website, to get a sense of the size of grants we typically award.
- Partial awards are common. Therefore, if a partial award would be beneficial, it is important to state that in the application. Also, providing a breakdown of costs in the detail project budget gives the Grant Committee greater flexibility to fund your request at some level.
- Typically, the Foundation does not fund 100% of a project cost. Successful applicants document well thought out plans for financing and sustaining a project, including alternative sources of funding, and a commitment on the part of the organization to invest in and support the project through fundraising, contributions, and volunteer efforts.
Does the Foundation fund mission trips outside the Diocese of Dallas?
The committee will consider any request that supports the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Dallas. However, programs that directly benefit the community of the Dallas Diocese will usually be given preference.
What type of grants do we fund?
Capital & equipment, Operating & program support are typical. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals but scholarship programs may be considered.
May I apply for a multi-year grant?
The Foundation may approve multi-year grants. However, over the past several years, the Board has tended to grant only a single year of funding for multi-year requests and ask submitting organizations to reapply the next year.
If I received a grant last year, can I reapply this year?
Yes, however those organizations that have received significant awards within the previous year may be de- prioritized.
If I was turned down for a grant last year, can I reapply this year?
Yes. Year to year, the amount of grant money available as well as the number and type of grant applications received varies and, consequently, you may have better results if you apply a second time. We encourage you, however, to call the Foundation to discuss ways that you might strengthen your request in a subsequent year based on feedback from the Grant Committee’s prior year review.
What should I include in the Narrative Summary for the Grant request?
In general, applications seeking grant funds from the Episcopal Foundation of Dallas for capital and other projects should address the following items, either in the detailed narrative of the project or other supporting documents.
- Document financial planning for the project with detailed project budgets, outside bids, invoices, purchase orders, price lists, or other objective data.
- Document your organization’s financial accountability by providing financial statements and operating budgets.
- Demonstrate the organization’s commitment to accomplish and sustain the project; for example a. willingness to raise funds, use of volunteers to save money, amount of money already raised and set aside, parishioners willing to donate professional services.
- Demonstrate the impact (in terms of people served, mission, community outreach, etc.) that the completed project will have.
- Document that funds awarded by the Foundation will be used in a timely manner by attaching a timeline of project completion, or timeline for use of EFD fund.
If I lose the link to the application I have saved, is it possible to retrieve the application?
No, you will have to start over. Please safeguard that link. You may have it emailed to you as a safeguard.