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The Sheltering Arms Foundation
122 West Franklin Ave
Suite 303
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Ph: 612-871-9210
Ph: 866-871-9210

Episcopal Church Grants

Episcopal Congregations Caring for Minnesota’s Children 

Honoring over 130 years of serving Minnesota’s vulnerable children and 30+ years as a foundation with this mission, Sheltering Arms Foundation continues its ongoing grantmaking partnership with Episcopal Congregations to serve Minnesota's most vulnerable children.

This grant program provides grants up to $1,000 (maximum) for projects conducted by Minnesota Episcopal congregations that seek to improve the lives of children and families in Minnesota.

Kinds of projects funded: We will support projects that help congregations improve the lives of vulnerable children, youth and their families. This could be a program run by the congregation on behalf of its own children, should they fall into that category or a program doing outreach to families in need. The funds could also support advocacy efforts within the congregation on behalf of vulnerable children.
Examples include: a literacy program for young English learners, a nursery run by a congregation for low-income children, an effort to educate a congregation about children’s issues at the legislature or a teen service program to benefit children in need.
Timeline: Applications are due April 13, 2018. Grant recipients will be notified in May.  Grant payments are distributed in July. Eligible projects will occur between July 2018 – June 2019.
Preferences:  Preference is given to parishes that have not received Sheltering Arms funding but the Foundation will consider requests from previous applications for a second year request.  Preference is also given to projects that have at least one other funding source, evidence of parish volunteer and financial commitment.
Criteria for consideration:
  • All grant requests must have a program budget (showing all sources of funding/expenses).
  • All grant requests must be signed by the Senior Warden or Priest.
  • The parish must be located in and provide services within the state of Minnesota.
  • One grant request per parish.
How to apply for funding:  Please submit a 1-2 page letter describing your project.  The letter should identify the following:
  • Contact info: name, address, phone number and e-mail.
  • Parish Federal Tax ID #.
  • A description of the program goals, the children children served; those involved in carrying out the project; and the outcomes you intend to accomplish.
  • A brief budget identifying sources of income and expenditures for the project.
Funding Requirements:
  • Upon receiving a grant from Sheltering Arms a signed grant agreement must be returned to the Foundation before the grant award is received.
  • Upon completion of the project, a brief report will be submitted to the Foundation.
Deadline:  The grant request is due April 13, 2018
Submssion:  Please submit your grant request by email to
Questions: please call 612-871-9210



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