Please select the individual links below to view summaries of available grants and funding. Summaries include grant guidelines, application checklists and forms, timelines, grant-specific contact details, and frequently asked questions. Please ensure that you are applying for the grant that is appropriate for your needs and situation.
To give your funding application the best chance of success, follow the application instructions carefully. For general questions or comments regarding Diocesan grants and funding, contact Arleane Ralph, Diocesan Grants Administrative Assistant. .
In addition to the funding options below, a variety of Area Council Grants are available through the four episcopal areas. For more information, contact your Area Bishop’s Office.
- Baker Foundation Grants (for the building of or additions to Sunday Schools)
- Carleton Fund Grants (for repairs and/or renovations to rectories occupied by clergy)
- Ferguson Grants (for the construction, purchase, alteration or renovation of a buildings for use as a home for the aged)
- Ministry Allocation Fund (MAF) Grants (for real estate purposes)
- Ministry Allocation Fund (MAF) Grants (for congregational growth)
- Ministry Allocation Fund (MAF) Grants (for new and innovative forms of ministry)
- MAF “New Hope” aka Madarin Ministry Grant (for ministry to Mandarin speakers)
- MAF Reach Grants (for ministry aimed at reaching unchurched and de-churched people and those not currently being reached by traditional parish ministry)
- MAF Stretch Grants (for bridging from a Reach Grant to longer-term funding)
- Our Faith-Our Hope Grants (for any one of the following strategic objectives: adaptive reuse of parish facilities; communicating in a wireless world; enabling parishes to become multi-staffed; leadership development or pioneering ministry)
- York Rectors Fund (for rectors within certain geographic boundaries to fund special projects)
ADDITIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Anglican Foundation of Canada distributes grants and loans to causes that are new or for which funds are not easily accessed or financed. Programs supported by the Foundation can range from building projects, accessibility upgrades, creative arts programs, theological student bursaries, camps, aboriginal prayer and peace circles, and much more. (Note: Application can only be made through the Diocese, not directly to the Foundation).
The Bishop’s Company Fund provides discretionary funds for the bishops so that they might come to the aid of clergy and their families with emergency needs.
The Most Reverend Frederick James Hiltz Scholarship Fund provides funding annually to active clergy of the Diocese of Toronto, members of religious orders, postulants and laity, including Diocesan Centre and parish staff to attend courses at St. George’s College in Jerusalem. Application should be made through the Diocese, not directly to the Fund. Learn more by reviewing the scholarship guidelines and application form.
Active clergy in the Diocese of Toronto, as well as some Diocesan lay staff, may also be eligible for Professional Development Grants (Diocesan), Discretionary Medical and Dental Grants (Diocesan), and Sabbatical Grants (National Church).