Community Mission Grant

Come, you that are blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me… Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. (Matthew 25:34-36, 40)

Download the 2019 CMA Grant Application

Background

The Community Mission Appeal has been established in order to help parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana to serve God through reaching out to their neighbors who are most in need. Projects awarded funding will support the work of Episcopal congregations to serve those who live nearby and are in need, but who are not necessarily members of the parish. Mission outreach to the wider community should be a feature of these projects.

Examples of Eligible Projects

Examples might include the following, and other ideas are also encouraged:

  • Feeding ministries for the destitute
  • Prison ministries
  • Afterschool or tutoring programs that serve low-income children
  • Medical missions that provide health care to the indigent
  • Teaching English as a Second language to immigrants

Applications are not encouraged under this announcement to support school scholarships, construction, projects that serve people outside of the Diocese of Louisiana, and initiatives that focus mainly on advocacy.

Donations

Funds for the Community Mission Appeal are being raised through parish appeals throughout the Diocese, as well as individual contributions. The amount to be distributed will depend on the success of those efforts.

To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit https://www.edola.org/cma, or mail your check (with “Community Mission Appeal Donation” written in the memo line) to the following address:

Community Mission Appeal
Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
1623 Seventh Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Eligible Applicants

Episcopal congregations within the Diocese of Louisiana.

Award Date and Grant Period

Grant application may be submitted between August 21, 2019, and October 16, 2019. Decisions will be announced at the Diocesan Convention scheduled on November 2, 2019. Award funds must be used between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.

Download the 2019 Grant Application

Applications may be emailed to creiger@edola.org. Printed applications are discouraged, but they may be sent or delivered by October 16, 2019 to:

Community Mission Appeal
Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
1623 Seventh Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

For more Information: Contact the Rev. John Pitzer at john.pitzer@gmail.com or Lester Mutt at lesandjoe@att.net .

 

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