The links below will take you to summaries of available grants and funding in the Diocese. You’ll see grant guidelines, application checklists and forms, timelines, grant-specific contact details, and frequently asked questions. Make sure you’re applying for the grant that’s appropriate for your needs and situation.
To give your application the best chance of success, follow the instructions carefully. For general questions or comments about diocesan grants and funding, contact Rebecca Scott, Grants Administrative Assistant. For questions specifically about Baker Foundation Grants, Carlton Fund Grants or Ferguson Fund Grants, contact Wendy Pearson, Property Resources Specialist, at 416-363-6021, ext. 245 (1-800-668-8932). For questions specifically about Reach Grants, contact Elizabeth McCaffrey.
- 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 Mandarin Ministry Grant: for ministry to Mandarin speakers
- MAF Reach Grants (Missional and Attractional Church Grants up to $5,000): 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 Missional Reach Grant to longer-term funding): for bridging from a Reach Grant to longer-term funding
- York Rectors Fund: for rectors within certain geographic boundaries to fund special projects
A variety of Area Council grants are also available through the four episcopal areas. For more information, contact your area bishop’s office.
Other 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 include building projects, accessibility upgrades, creative arts programs, theological student bursaries, camps, Indigenous prayer and peace circles, and much more. (Note: You’ll need to apply 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. You’ll need to apply 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 be eligible for Professional Development Grants (diocesan), Discretionary Medical and Dental Grants (diocesan) and Sabbatical Grants (National Church).