Recent Awards

Annual grants are primarily funded from the Foundation’s own unrestricted endowment, the Episcopal Fund. Since it was first established in 1988, the Episcopal Fund has awarded $3 million in grants to the Diocesan community under the careful management of the Grant Committee and Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  Grants typically range in size from $1,000 to $30,000+ depending on the project or program.

Any parish, school, agency or other non-profit organization that supports the ministry and communities of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas is eligible to apply for a grant. Applicants are asked to submit a narrative summary of the program or project they are applying for, financial statements for the organization, a project budget and/or supporting bids, and proof of non-profit status.

Applications are judged according to a number of criteria, including:

  • Application clearly states community need or impact.
  • Application clearly states how funds will be used.
  • The project budget is reasonable, sufficiently detailed and adequately supported by bids or pricing information.
  • Submitted financial statements demonstrate that the organization is fiscally sound.
  • The project applied for is sustainable.
  • Amount requested is within the Foundation’s ability to grant.

2018 Grant Statistics

Total Amount Requested: $813,100
Number of Applicants: 41
Total Amount Awarded: $212,500
Number of Grants Awarded: 24
Range of Awards: $3,000 – $31,000

2018 Grant Awards

Since its establishment in 1988, the Episcopal Fund has grown from $1.5 to over $5 million and distributed over $3 million in grants benefiting parishes, schools, and other non-for-profit agencies throughout the Dallas Diocese.