2012 MDG Grants

2012 MDG Grants

The Millennium Development Goals Steering Committee (MDG) for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is sharing an update that the deadline is fast approaching for the 2012 Millennium Development Goals Grant applications. Click here for a grant application form.

The funding of these grants comes as a result of the passage of ( R1-07).  The purpose of the grants is to provide congregations with start-up or expansion funds for ministry programs or projects which support the Millennium Development Goals (the 8 Goals set by the UN to reduce poverty by 50 percent by 2015). 

The MDG Committee envisions that all congregations, large and small, have at least one ministry which supports the Millennium Development Goals. The committee is available to explore answers to challenges that may arise for congregations beginning such ministries as well as to provide informational resources and funds to assist in the implementation of MDG ministries.

Guidelines for Millennium Development Goals Grants

These guidelines are purposefully short, meant to encourage creativity and innovation rather than stifle new ministries through unreasonably constricting rules. It is the intention of the Millennium Development Goals Steering Committee that these grants fund new or expanded ministries which reflect the following:

1. Involvement with a program or project which focuses on the issues of Global Poverty as addressed in the Millennium Development Goals (listed at right).
2. The program or project should allow for involvement of members of the congregation in a variety of ways.
3. The congregation’s involvement should offer opportunity for nurturing of spiritual growth and expansion of the vision of God’s mission in the world.
4. The ministry should be available as a model for other congregations in the Diocese of Northern California and/or the National Episcopal Church.

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply for a 2012 Millennium Development Goals Grant is June 1, 2012 at noon. Click here to download the grant application.


Please contact the Reverend Lucretia Jevne, MDG Committee Chair, lajevne@comcast.net.

The 8 Millennium Development Goals

1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
3. Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
4. Reduce Child Mortality
5. Improve Maternal Health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS Malaria and other Illnesses
7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability
8. Develop Global Partnerships for Development

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1. Lucretia Jevne wrote:
Hope is not a luxury it is a basic need, in our own lives and in the lives of the last, the lost and the needy.

Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 12:04 PM

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