Grants to Fund International and Domestic Poverty Initiatives Available

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine has made funds available to support international and domestic efforts and ministries that help to alleviate poverty.

Any Maine congregation or program group may offer a proposal to Diocesan Council for consideration to fund an international or domestic outreach or effort.

Apply by November 27, 2020:

Diocesan Council will meet on December 12, 2020 to consider proposals for both the domestic and international poverty grant programs. To apply, please submit a letter via email here to Barbara Martin and Bishop Brown outlining your proposal by Friday, November 27, 2020.
In your letter, please include: 
  • The full name of the organization or congregation submitting the grant request
  • The name and contact information for a point person from the organization receiving the funds
  • A narrative description that includes the scope of the need, the project description and how it addresses that need
  • A brief background of the organization and its mission statement (if available)  

Past International Poverty Grant Recipients:

  • Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza
  • Midwife education support in Haiti
  • Teachers’ salaries in the Diocese of Liberia
  • Ministry of St. George's Anglican Church in Baghdad
  • School projects in Kenya and South Sudan
  • Mother Empowerment Program at Jerusalem’s Princess Basma Center

Past Domestic Poverty Grant Recipients:

  • Church at 209 in Augusta to support the settlement Iraqi refugees
  • "Dinner is Served" community meal program out of St. Brendan's, Deer Isle
  • Yarmouth Compassionate Housing Initiative to provide emergency housing for refugee families
  • Loaves and Fishes at St. Peter’s in Rockland
  • Food Pantry at Paris Elementary School 


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