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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
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Seeds of Hope Grants
Seeds of Hope grants are available to congregations and diocesan groups to begin or expand ministries for social and economic justice causes.

 

Seeds of Hope grants are available to congregations and diocesan groups to begin or expand ministries for social and economic justice causes as they relate to the Five Marks of Mission. The Five Marks of Mission are an important statement on mission which expresses the Anglican Communion’s common commitment to an understanding of God’s holistic/integral mission. The first mark of mission is really a summary of what all mission is about, because it is based on Jesus’ own summary of his mission. Instead of being just one of five distinct activities, it should be the key statement about everything we do in mission.

The Five Marks of Mission:

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom;
  • To teach baptize and nurture new believers;
  • To respond to human need by loving service;
  • To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation;
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

Seeds of Hope grants are available to congregations and diocesan groups (e.g., affiliated institutions, commissions and task forces) within the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia to support the development or expansion of Social Justice ministries sponsored by diocesan congregations and organizations. Seeds of Hope grants were the heart of our diocese’s Second Century “Feed My Sheep” campaign.

Funds from this drive produce income that is available on an annual basis for social justice ministries proposed by parishes, diocesan departments and commissions. It is envisioned that this seed money will be in the form of matching grants when possible so as to act as a catalyst to help parishes and other diocesan-affiliated groups begin or expand their ministries that reflect the biblical call to care and advocate for the “widow, the orphan, and the stranger.” It also includes the opportunity for special grants for economic justice causes.

Grants must support the development of new programs or support the expansion of such ministries that are already in action within congregations of the diocese. Requests that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.
 

2018 Grant Announcement & Application Form
Applications must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2018. Awards will be announced no later than Nov. 30, 2018.
 

Grant requests can be mailed, emailed or faxed:

email to: sallen@diosova.org

Fax to: 757-595-0783

Mail to:
Seeds of Hope Grant
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606

Last Published: June 21, 2018 10:55 AM