The Vocational Grants are one-year grants dispersed to multiple entities. Successful applicants for a Vocational Grant will be able (in the application) to interpret and describe how their project/program lives into one or more of the three themes of the St. Mark’s Core Vocation: 1) Feeding those hungry for real food; 2) Feeding those hungry for knowledge and meaning; 3) Feeding those hungry for beauty and creativity. For the 2017 grant cycle, we will be focusing on programs/projects aimed at “Feeding the hungry with real food,” though we will also consider applicants with programs/projects in the other two vocational areas. Top candidates will be contacted by committee members to schedule on-site visits as part of the committee’s discernment process before awarding the grants. A total of $40,000 will be awarded each year, and we expect to grant 8-10 awards annually.
Number of Grants Awarded: 8-10 each year
Semi- Annually Disbursed: 50% of awarded amount disbursed in July and 50% of awarded amount disbursed in November of 2017
Grant Application Deadline: 5pm on Monday, May 15, 2017
Any entity/organization is eligible to apply for both types of grants for different projects/programs, but only one will be awarded.