Grants to Fund International and Domestic Poverty Initiatives

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine makes funds available annually 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.

Grant Application for 2022:

The Grants Committee of Diocesan Council is now accepting applications  The deadline for application is noon on Thursday, 10 November 2022. Completed applications should be emailed to Canon Barbara Martin.

Domestic and International Poverty October 2021 Application PDF (Click here to download a Word version.)

Questions? Contact Canon Barbara Martin.

Past International Poverty Grant Recipients:

  • Christ Church, Gardiner to be put toward salaries of teachers in Morne Rosette, Haiti
  • Cathedral of St. Luke, Portland for the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza to provide psychiatrics support for traumatized children and caregivers
  • 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:

  • Trinity Jubilee Center in Lewiston to prepare for safe winter operations during the pandemic
  • St. Luke’s Food Pantry in Portland to meet increased need for food
  • Trinity, Lewiston to provide emergency shelter, hotel rooms and transportation, to those on the streets on nights below zero degrees
  • 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
Grants Subcommittee: Ms. Rita Redfield; Rev. Suzanne Roberts; Mr. Fred Fowler; Staff: Cn. Barbara Martin