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

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.

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.