ECS Spring Grant Applications Due March 9

The ECS-NJ grants are designed to expand existing charity and justice ministries of congregations and make new ones possible. You are encouraged to review the guidelines and application and apply! Applications will be accepted no later than Wednesday, March 9.

Projects should address one or more of the following objectives:

  • To meet human need in underserved and marginalized communities, especially  communities of color
  • To engage, collaborate, and partner with other organizations, including faith-based, secular, community, governmental, etc.

  • To encourage advocacy for issues relating to social justice, including spearheading new advocacy efforts

Learn more about the fall 2021 recipients here.

Important Links

Application Guidelines

Application Form

Budget Template

PDF of the Application in Spanish

Slides from Grant Info Session


Thank you to the many individuals and congregations in the Diocese of New Jersey for making this possible. All of the money raised for this round of grants comes from the generosity of parishioners, churches, and friends of the Diocese of New Jersey. Your support in the launch of ECS-NJ is appreciated, which strengthens the fulfilment of Christian responsibilities as children of God and heirs of heaven.

ECS-NJ was developed in 2020, creating a place in our diocese to support one another, to meet immediate critical human needs in the communities that comprise our diocese, and to advocate for a more just and equitable world. ECS-NJ invites us all to walk with Christ and make a positive impact on our communities, serving as a constant reminder of our interdependence and of our shared commitments to Discipleship and the Baptismal Covenant.

Together we are stronger
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For information or questions, contact the grants team.