Financial Assistance


Process for Applying for Diocesan Program Financial Assistance

Does your congregation have a program or ministry that could use financial support from our Diocese? Have you wanted to start a new ministry or continue an old one, but just do not have the finances to do so? If so, then this grant application may be right for you.

As part of its annual Budget, the Diocese allocates funds for programs and ministries at the congregational level. This grant process is open to all congregations, and in the case of the Parker Bulmer grants for ministry to seniors, appropriate church-affiliated organizations. Therefore, you do not need to have gotten a grant before in order to be eligible.  Moreover, being a previous recipient does not guarantee that you will continue to be funded.

If you would like to have your program/ministry considered for funding, all of the following items will need to be included in your application packet.

1. Completed Application Information sheet – attached
2. 2017 Parochial Report – as filed with Church House
3. 2016 Audit – as filed with Church House
4. 2017 Budget – include the actual end-of-year numbers
5. 2018 Budget – include the actual year-to-date numbers
6. 2019 Proposed Budget
7. Description of the program/ministry to be funded
8. If you received funding in 2017, or are approved to receive funding in 2018, please describe both how the money was/will be used and whether or not you were able to achieve your goals for the ministry or program.

We will evaluate applications based on demonstrated need and on the ability of the parish or organization to use the money to achieve its proposed goals.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Completed application packages must be submitted electronically, and must be received no later than Saturday, June 1, 2018. Submit the package to Douglas Horner at

Process for Applying for Growth Development Fund

We are excited to announce a new program that will be of great assistance to our congregations. During Bishop Gutiérrez’s Pilgrimage, he heard of the need for simple capital improvements that would assist in outreach and ministry. Bishop Gutiérrez then came back to the staff and various bodies with the idea of a fund that would support congregations and enable growth and ministry.  Working with the Budget Committee, Finance Committee, Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, the Treasurer and the Office of the Diocese staff, the Growth Development Fund was created to address these needs and the accompanying expansion of ministry. The Growth Development Fund will provide grants to allow our congregations to make the needed improvements and empower them for growth in this Come and See Diocese. Details are found below.