Episcopal Diocese of Western New York

Diocese and Churches Awarded Grants

Several grants have been recently awarded to congregations in Western New York (and one to the diocese)!

Last month, the New York Landmarks Conservancy announced that it was awarding two matching grants to Western New York congregations:

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown was awarded a $45,000 Sacred Sites Challenge Grant for exterior brownstone restoration.
  • St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church in Buffalo was awarded $4,000 for a mater plan.

This month, we received word that two more grants had been awarded to our region:

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown was awarded $3000 by the Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation, for the work it’s doing to offer educational information and materials to the community about creation care as a theological effort and eco-justice advocacy as a faith-based initiative.
  • The Diocese of Western New York was awarded a Church Periodical Club Mile of Pennies grant ($844.80), to place books from the Mayor’s Summer Reading Program list in each of the four parent centers operated by the Buffalo Public Schools.

Congratulations to St. Luke’s & St. John’s-Grace!

If your congregation has a project that you think might be of interest to funders, contact Canon Dempesy-Sims, to be put in touch with diocesan resources on researching and writing grants.