The Diocese administers a wide range of grants to support our leaders–lay and ordained–and congregations in carrying out their ministry. These grants offer the opportunity for our people to pursue continuing education, defray college expenses for young students, and explore initiatives that foster collaborative partnerships in evangelism, worship, and justice.

Angus Dun Fellowship Fund

This grant was established for the continuing education of canonically resident clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington in honor of Angus Dun, the noted United States clergyman and author, who served as the 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington in Washington, DC.  Learn More.

Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship for Social Justice

Established by the Board of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese of Washington in honor of the work of John Bryson Chane, 8th Bishop of Washington. Grants are awarded yearly to graduating seniors in the Diocese of Washington who have an interest in social justice. Learn More.

Clergy Children Scholarships (Claggett Fund Grant)

Clergy who are canonically resident in the Episocpal Diocese of Washington may apply for a grant each year to help cover the cost of their children’s education from grade school through college. Complete the Online Application here.

Congregational Growth Grants

Congregational Growth Grants are intended to explore new ways to grow congregations and meet the needs of a changing world, especially what parish life might look like beyond the pandemic, and by developing and strengthening collaborative models of ministry with grants of up to $20,000. We encourage applicants to think of the grant as a leverage for ministry, helping to galvanize or encourage an endeavor for which there is existing energy and support. Learn More

COVID-19 Relief Fund

With faithful and generous support from benefactors throughout the diocese, we have helped hundreds of individuals and families in our congregations and local communities who have suffered from food insecurity and other hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are available for parish and community members experiencing food insecurity and other hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and existing EDOW congregational food pantries and feeding ministries. Learn More


The Diocesan Hunger Fund believes in ending hunger and envisions a diocese where congregations nourish their spirits by nourishing the marginalized. The Hunger Fund provides grants to programs that feed those faced with hunger and malnutrition in the geographical area of the Diocese of Washington. These grants frequently spell success to programs experiencing shortfalls. Learn more

Immigrant Relief Fund / Fondo de Ayuda para Inmigrantes

The Immigrant Relief Fund of the Diocese of Washington provides short-term crisis assistance to help immigrant families with the expenses of legal representation and to provide temporary emergency aid to a family who has been unexpectedly separated from a family member upon whom the family depends for financial stability. This fund is intended for members of the congregations of the Diocese of Washington. Assistance shall be limited to $2,000 per family unit. Learn more

Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Diocese of Washington was established in 1925 and administered by the Episcopal Church Women. Grants are made to lay and ordained women pursuing post graduate degrees in Christian ministry and social work. Women enrolled in the Diocesan Diaconate program are eligible. Contributions are made by parishes in memory of their deceased women.

Parish Assistance Grants

Grants are available to assist parishes in meeting urgent cash flow needs due to the impact of the pandemic. Selection of parishes for grants is based upon application to the Diocese and prioritization of greatest need, taking into account availability of resources of the parish making an application, services provided by the parish to its local community, and other factors indicating the most prudent use of funding. Email the Rev. Andrew Walter, Canon to the Ordinary for more information or to apply for a grant.

St. Mary's County Scholarship Fund

The St. Mary’s County Scholarship Fund provides scholarships each year to support the college expenses to minority students residing in St. Mary’s County.  Learn more

United Thank Offering Grants

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. The grants are awarded for projects in The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion, each year with a different focus.


For more information or how to apply for a specific grant and/or scholarship, contact Mildred Reyes, Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries & Diocesan Initiatives.