The Church Foundation considers grant requests for one-time capital expenses or emergency building repairs. The trustees also are the title holders and have oversight of diocesan properties.
To apply for a Church Foundation grant:
- Complete the online application below. Have the Vestry/Mission Council pass a resolution allowing the church to ask for the funds. Attach the resolution and other supporting documentation to the online application OR send all requested documentation to the Diocese of Southern Ohio, 412 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
- The Secretary (diocesan finance officer) reviews the paperwork for completeness. The congregation’s history of diocesan support, the payment of pledges and assessments, will be examined. The Secretary places the request on the next quarterly meeting’s agenda. Only in rare instances, such as emergency situations, is the request voted on by the Trustees through a mail poll or telephone poll. Applicants should verify they are in compliance with the Bishop’s letter dated October 12, 2021 and the requested title and deed information be on file or accompanies the grant application.
- The Trustees of Church Foundation review the request. If approved, the secretary will notify the church, and the funds will be disbursed. If not approved, the secretary will inform the congregation as to why the request was denied.
Contact the Finance office at 800.582.1712 for any further information.