Annual Funding

St. George’s Episcopal Church makes annual grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations.

Questions? Contact Sandra Beld, Communications Coordinator | 615-385-2150 x 246 or sandra.beld@stgeorgesnashville.org

Grant Guidelines

Please review our complete grant guidelines here for important information about our grant funding process.

St. George’s considers the following values as a way of priotizing organizations and initiatives we partner with financially:

  • Congruence with St. George’s mission to receive, live, and share the abundant life of Jesus Christ

  • Emphasis on equitable relationships between the organization and those served

  • Focus on long-term development, as opposed to short-term relief or rehabilitation

  • Potential impact of St. George’s contribution to the organization

  • Robust relationships existing or desired between St. George’s and the organization in ways other than financial

Eligibility

St. George’s Episcopal Church makes annual grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. St. George’s awards grants only once each calendar year and considers only one application from an organization within a calendar year.

Commitment to Informed Grant-Making

St. George’s performs due diligence on all funding applicants to ensure that they are effective and healthy nonprofit organizations. St. George’s takes into consideration not only the written application, but also the results of telephone interviews, site visits, and public records.

Not All Projects Can Be Funded

The vestry of St. George’s Episcopal Church has the responsibility for the final approval of each grant. Since St. George’s Episcopal Church receives funding requests that far exceed our grant budget, we cannot fund every worthy project. A decision not to fund a proposal does not reflect on the merits of the proposal or the applicant’s organization. Grants are awarded on the merits of the grant request yearly. Organizations should not expect that prior awards guarantee future awards.

Grant Application

Download the Agency Funding Application here.

An agency applicant must submit two complete, collated paper copies of the completed application to St. George's Episcopal Church (mail or hand delivery) by Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 4:00pm. Incomplete or electronic submissions will not be accepted.

Address for mailed applications:

Sandra Beld, Communications Coordinator
St. George's Episcopal Church
4715 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205

Process and Timeline

August/September — St. George’s Outreach Funding Committee (OFC) researches each application, including telephone interviews and/or site visits with the applying agency if needed.

September/October — The OFC meets to review all applications as a group and determine allocations of funds for the funding cycle.

November — The OFC makes the funding recommendations to the Outreach Management Committee; the Outreach Management Committee makes funding recommendations to the St. George’s Vestry.

January — St. George’s Episcopal Church budget is ratified.

February — Funding applicants notified of final decision by February 28.