The mission of the Episcopal Bishop of Oregon Foundation is to support the creation and development of healthy diocesan institutions, vital congregations and affiliated organizations in the Diocese of Oregon. We accomplish this by partnering financially with diocesan institutions, congregations, affiliated organizations in their efforts to create and develop faithful communities and organizations full of joyful leaders, formed in Christ offering sacramental hospitality with a clear mission in the world.
The goal of the Foundation is to provide resources to all parts of the Diocese of Oregon so that the mission and ministry of the diocese can be enriched in the places where there is recognized need for additional funding. The Foundation currently offers grants in the following general areas of interest:
Church Grants: We seek to fund congregations and clusters of congregations so they may begin, grow or expand a program designed to enable congregations to live into the reign of God in new and interesting ways. Applications in this area will be primarily from diocesan congregations.
Diocesan Grants: We seek to fund institutions so they may support ministry that spreads across the diocese in such areas as Christian Formation, Congregational Growth, Youth Ministry, Ethnic Ministries and other related areas of Christian life. Applications in this area could come, for example, from the Office of the Bishop, Diocesan Council, Standing Committee or the Board of Trustees.
Affiliated Organization Grants: We seek to fund affiliated organizations so that ministry spreads beyond the confines of the churches of the diocese and the diocese itself. Applications in this area could come, for example, from such organizations as Oregon Episcopal School, William Temple House, or other 501c3 organization with an affiliation to the diocese.
The 2020 grant cycle is as follows:
Applications received by:
Award Determination by: