Grants Available in the Diocese of Pennsylvania


Name of Grant Type of Grant Important dates Contact person
Aid to Theological Students Financial Fund Postulants and Candidates, whether for Diaconate or Priesthood Deadline: April 27, 2018 Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph at or 215-627-6434 x102
Budget Grant Application For ministry and programs Deadline: June 1, 2018 Douglas Horner at
Central American Refugee Commission Continuing Education Scholarship For ministry Open Application or No Restrictions The Rev. Anne C. Thatcher at or call 215-247-7466 x105
Christmas Fund For clergy canonically resident in the Diocese of PA who are disabled; the surviving spouses and orphans or other dependents of clergy; and seminarians and self-supporting clergy and their dependents Open Application or No Restrictions Kay Johnson, Treasurer at
Church Training and Deaconess House Scholarship Fund For clergy Deadline: April 6, 2018 The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field at
Clergy Daughter’s Fund Daughters of resident clergy Deadline: June 30, 2018 Marcia White at 215-627-6434 x 111
Clergy Financial Assistance

Application Form (fillable)

Application Form (print version)

For clergy. Clergy Financial Assistance Grants are awarded to active clergy in the Diocese of Pennsylvania who are experiencing financial hardship during a transition. The committee also invites applications from clergy serving in a parish that is unable to keep current the cleric’s compensations, pension and health insurance benefits. Grants are awarded for a (3) month period. If hardship continues, clergy are eligible for an additional (3) month grant. The committee will not consider a third application. Open Application or No Restrictions Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph at or 215-627-6434 x102
Continuing Education Grant For clergy and laity Deadline: February 22, 2018 Marcia White at or 215-627-6434 x111, or to the Continuing Education Committee Chairperson, the Rev. David Canan, at
Education for Ministry Grant For ministry Open Application or No Restrictions Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph at or 215-627-6434 x102
Episcopal Church Women Domestic Mission Grants For ministry and programs Deadline: April 30 will be considered for spring; September 30 will be considered for fall Shirley Smith, Presider at 215-887-9448 or or Amy Lancaster, Treasurer at 215-348-9654 or
Growth Development Fund For parishes Deadline: Monday, January 15th – Friday, March 16th, 2018 Douglas Horner at
The Society of the Episcopal Church for the Advancement of Christianity in Pennsylvania For parishes and missions Open Application or No Restrictions The Advancement Society
c/o Karin W. King
3430 Arabian Drive
Jackson WY  83001
United Thank Offering Grants For ministry Deadline: February 16, 2018 Betty Berry-Holmes, UTO Coordinator at
United Thanks Offering Young Adult Grant Young adults and Seminarians Deadline: November 3, 2017 Rev. Canon Heather Melton, UTO Staff Officer, at
Wellness Fund of the Widow’s Corporation For clergy Open Application or No Restrictions Douglas Horner at


In addition, The Episcopal Church has grants and scholarships available to qualifying parishes, groups, and individuals.  Information can be found at: