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Sustainable Development Goals Fund Grants


The Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDGF) aims to provide support for partnerships between congregations, schools and mission networks within the Episcopal Diocese of New York (EDNY) and global entities outside of the EDNY. The EDNY partner applies for funding to support the project to be conducted with the global partner. Projects for which applications are made must be approved by the EDNY parish vestry or governing board, as well as the equivalent leadership of the global partner, before submission for consideration.

Grants will be awarded for projects that directly address one or more of the SDGs. Effectiveness, accountability and sustainability (addressing one or more SDGs, as well as financial sustainability) will be essential criteria which applicants must identify, define and measure. The global partner should be in communion with the Episcopal/Anglican church, and the EDNY partner must be in good standing within the church. Awards will be made out to the EDNY partner.

Selection criteria for review of applications

  1. The project for which the funds are requested must be a specific one. If the funds are to be used as part of a larger project, the exact function and timing of the smaller project must be stated. In the latter cases, the applicant must be able to answer the question: if you only receive funds from the SDG fund, what will you be able to accomplish?
  2. The submitted budget must correspond to the project described, even if the project is part of a larger one.
  3. The project must create or sustain a relationship between the EDNY and global partners.
  4. The project must foster financial independence in the global partner or community.

The SDG Fund will give priority to projects that foster mutual exchange and partnership between the EDNY and global partners. Priority will be given to global partners with Episcopal/Anglican affiliations.  Grants are given to a particular project only once in order to increase the capacity of the partnership, whether new or existing. Grants should not create dependency, but rather nurture self-reliance and financial independence.  The hope is that projects funded by the SDG Fund will foster true companionship in mission.

Grant recipients will be required to file a report of program progress at six months, provide final outcome measurements at the end of the project and an accounting of how funds were used. Grant recipients will be required to present their year’s work at the following year’s Mission Fair.


How to Apply

Application deadline: 

Applications must be received by May 31, 2024.

Decisions on grants will be made by September 20, 2024. Applicants will be informed shortly thereafter; funded projects will be announced and celebrated at the Mission Fair to be held virtually on Saturday, October 12, 2024.
Size of approved grants: $5,000 to $15,000
Completed applications, along with the SDG Fund application checklist, should be sent as an email attachment to:

Completed applications and checklists can also be mailed to the address below:

Mission Office
The Episcopal Diocese of New York
1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025

Mission Office Contacts

The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate
Liaison for Global Mission

Office: 212-316-7432
Fax: 212-932-7345

The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool
Bishop Assistant

Office: 212-316-7442

Ms. Michelle Chang
Executive Assistant to the Bishop Suffragan and the Assistant Bishop

Office: 212-316-7484
Fax: 212-316-7405

Application Form

Please click the link below to view/download the application form, which may be filled in on your computer or downloaded and completed offline. 

2024 SDG Fund Grant Application
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