Applications are now being accepted for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of Creation. The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation, enabled by Resolution A030 (Create Task Force On Climate Change), approved at General Convention 2015, will make recommendations for grants up to $10,000.
Application information is available here. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2016.
Episcopal Church congregations, seminaries, schools, monastic communities, non-profits, dioceses, provinces, etc. are encouraged to develop projects which find and establish connections between eco- and social justice, engaging the local community as partners and participants. The projects should seek to foster cooperation between communities of faith, civic, scientific and educational organizations. Projects should have specific outcomes which create lasting impact, enhance faith formation and social understanding, and serve groups and/or regions that are vulnerable and/or underrepresented in the church. Projects including intergenerational engagement, demonstrating innovation and creativity, and promoting church-wide learning, understanding and practical application are welcomed.
The Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation will make recommendations to the Episcopal Church Executive Council for its February 2017 meeting, and final grant decisions will be made at that time. The second round of grant opportunities will open in February 2017.
For further information and details please contact Chris Sikkema, Mission Associate for Justice and Advocacy Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jayce Hafner, staff liaison via Commission on the Environment