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An important service of the Idaho Episcopal Foundation is to support mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church in Idaho. We accomplish this goal by annually awarding grants to Diocesan institutions, congregations, and sponsored organizations to support the continuation of their efforts to cultivate charitable and sustainable ministries.

Each year the IEF increases its ability to help many faithful servants of Christ enrich the lives of others by filling the need for additional funding across our beautiful state. In 2019 we awarded approximately $37,000 to eleven congregations and community organizations in Idaho. In total, we are honored to have awarded $1.1 million to many invaluable ministries over the past 35 years.

Before You Start

Please consider the following criteria before submitting a grant application:

Funding Region

The IEF supports The Episcopal Church in Idaho and currently does not fund ministries outside of Idaho.

Funding Priorities

Projects operated by The Episcopal Church in Idaho and its congregations are given priority over other non-profit agencies. Projects with ecumenical funding support are encouraged.

Eligible Organizations

Parishes, missions and other entities of The Episcopal Church in Idaho.

Non-profit agencies in Idaho with documented 501(c)(3) status sponsored by a parish of The Episcopal Church in Idaho.

Eligible Ministries

Mission outreach by parishes, The Episcopal Church in Idaho, or other agencies.

Outward-focused evangelism activities by parishes.

The establishment of new Diocesan congregations or renewal of existing congregations. (Must be recommended by Diocesan Council prior to IEF review.)

Eligible Use of Funds

Grant funds may be used to purchase equipment or for other one-time capital expenditures needed to support the ministry. Grants may also be used as start-up funds for new ministries.

Grant requests for on-going operating expenses and repairs to church property will not be supported.

Award Size

Dollar amounts vary by organization and project need. Past awards have ranged from $300 to $12,000.

Grant Cycle 

September 1           Grant applications are due

Early October          Grant applications are review by IEF Grants Committee

Mid-October            IEF Board of Directors makes final funding decisions

November               Grants announced at Diocesan Convention; applicants notified

January                   Funding is available 

How to Apply

Grants must be requested using the current IEF APPLICATION FORM FOUND HERE.

Pay close attention to the application guidelines. Ensure that all questions are fully answered, and all attachments are included. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Grant applications may be submitted electronically to or mailed to:

Idaho Episcopal Foundation
1858 West Judith Lane
Boise, Idaho 83705

Applications submitted after the September 1 deadline will not be reviewed.

Please contact Stephanie Crumrine at (208) 345-4440 or with questions about the application or the grant award process.