Experimental Grants

up to $1,000
About the Experimental Grant Process
  • Eligible applicants must use this electronic form to apply: Grant Application
  • Recipient congregations may only receive one Do Good & Share Grant (Experimental or Sustaining) per grant cycle. 
  • Grant approval/rejection by the Ministry Grants Team will be announced by April 1, 2024. 
  • Grant projects must take place within between April 1, 2024 and October 1, 2024; otherwise, funds must be returned to the Diocese.
  • Unused grant funds must be returned to the Diocese within 60 days of the completion of the Experimental Grant.
  • Grant recipients must provide feedback on learning and grant progress to the Diocese upon completion of the grant project. Failure to provide feedback or return of funds may result in exclusion from future grant opportunities.
What Qualifies for an Experimental Grant?
  • The purpose of the Experimental Grant is to form relationships and learn something new about the neighborhood around your congregation by trying something you haven’t done recently. 
  • The primary goal of the Experimental Grant should be the engagement of your broader community, beyond one-time acts of service or assistance to those in need (ie. cash gifts to organizations or individuals in need). 
  • Grant funds are not to be used for existing programs, internal programs, discretionary spending, operating budget, personnel, or capital projects.