Each province of the Episcopal Church is allowed to submit one application to the Constable Grant Review Committee by August 30.
The Province V Executive Board is now receiving applications for consideration. If you would like to submit a grant through Province V, please return your submission to the Province V office by August 10, 2019.
- Find details about Province V’s submittal process here.
- There is a submission form at The Episcopal Church you may use as a guideline if you are submitting through Prov. V. Go to the online form, but fill in your answers on a Word doc and send to Prov. V.
- Contact Prov. V Coordinator Heather Barta if you have any questions. 989-413-3229
Grant Application for the Constable Fund
The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church, as approved by General Convention 2018. In 2018 Constable Grants ranged from $17,000 to $71,000 for a total amount of $200,000 distributed among six grant recipients. Applications can be submitted by: (1) a program office of the Episcopal Church; (2) one of the interim bodies of General Convention; or (3) one of the Provinces of the Episcopal Church.
Deadline for application to PROVINCE V is August 10, 2019.
Grants will be reviewed by the Executive Council’s Constable Fund Grant Review Committee, and its recommendations will be submitted for review to the Executive Council’s Joint Standing Committee for Mission Within the Episcopal Church and then to the Executive Council for action. Recipients will be notified after the Executive Council takes final action on the grant recommendations.
Named for Miss Constable
The Constable Grants are named for Ms. Marie Louise Constable, who was a visionary philanthropist. In 1935, during the Great Depression, Ms Constable made a monetary gift to the Episcopal Church to establish the Constable Fund. Her desire and intent to add periodically to the fund during her lifetime was realized and culminated with a very generous final gift at the time of her death in 1951. The language of Ms. Constable’s will provides that the fund exists “in perpetuity … to apply the net income for the purposes of the Society, preferably for the work in religious education not provided for within the Society’s budget.”
*** Taken from the weekly Diocesan email, iSeek, sent out on Thursday, June 6, 2019 ***