The mission of the Outreach Ministry of Christ Episcopal Church is to assist those who minister to the most vulnerable in our community, our nation and the world. We identify ways parishioners can provide hands-on service and encourage participation. We also make small grants, typically $10,000 or less, for programs that address basic needs, and we provide funds for emergency relief. In addition, the Outreach Ministry helps support organizations with local, national or international Episcopal affiliation, as well as those founded by Christ Episcopal Church or impacted by significant Christ Church parish involvement.

Our outreach ministries include:

In our community and the U.S.

 Outside the U.S.

  • Amistad Orphanage in Bolivia – amistadmission.org
  • Church of the Good Shepherd Mission in Matanzas, Cuba
  • Episcopal Relief and Development – er-d.org

 Outreach Grants

Those requesting funding should submit an Outreach Grant Application (below). For more information, see the Outreach Grant Criteria and Schedule or contact the church office at 904-285-6127.

2016 Outreach Grant Application

Now through December 15, the Outreach Committee of Christ Episcopal Church is accepting applications for grants to nonprofit programs that provide basic needs to the most vulnerable of our neighbors. In addition to small grants (typically $10,000 or less) for such work, the Outreach Ministry provides funds to organizations with local, national or international Episcopal affiliation, especially those founded by Christ Episcopal Church or impacted by significant parishioner involvement. Recipients are selected in an annual process by a committee of parishioners, under the guidance of the senior associate rector.
  • Please include the following financial information, if available: Profit and Loss statement for the most recent fiscal year, Balance sheet for the most recent fiscal year, Copy of your annual budget, Long-range plan. Additional information may be requested, depending on the specific request.
  • Please furnish any additional information about your organization that will be helpful to the Outreach Committee in responding to your grant request.
  • Please Note

    Having received funds from Christ Episcopal Church in the past is no guarantee that future grant requests will be approved. We encourage all of our grantees to seek funding from diverse sources. We do not wish to create a relationship of dependency with any of our grantees. We will schedule a site visit sometime during the grant period. Please be prepared to tell us specifically how the grant was used and with what results. Questions should be directed to one of the Outreach Co-Chairs: Susan Schantz (937-671-0348 or swest2@earthlink.net) or Amy Wacaster (646-265-3323 or harrisamyc@yahoo.com). Please indicate “CEC Grants” in the subject line.
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