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The Diocesan Fund for Critical Clergy Needs

Application Deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1

Please note: Education Grants are only processed at the June meeting.

The Diocesan Fund for Critical Clergy Needs Committee allocates grants in three areas to canonically resident priests, deacons or congregations of the Diocese of New York, as follows:

  1. To assist priests or deacons who have expenses related to severe illnesses or other household crises, lapsed medical insurance premiums, financial emergencies caused by unemployment and unusual medical or dental expenses.

  2. Educational grants: a.) to the children of priests or deacons with special needs or living in critical mission areas where public schooling is clearly inadequate; and b.) to aid undergraduate college tuition for children of priests or deacons. Undergraduate education grants, which are only processed during the June meeting each year, have in recent years been in the amount of $2,000 for each student.

  3. Grants to congregations which are unable to keep pension payments current.  At present, no congregation is able to make application for these funds more than once every ten (10) years.
In cases where there is a need that cannot be met under these criteria, please contact the Canon for Pastoral Care or the Canon to the Ordinary. Other funds are available that might be able to address the situation.

For more information or to obtain an application, please follow the link upper right.

The Canon for Pastoral Care

The Rev. Canon K. Jeanne Person

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Canon for Pastoral Care Pastoral Care Work Phone: 212-932-7355 Work Fax: 212-932-7368

Critical Clergy Needs Manager

Ms. Zoraida Marte

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Finance; Payroll Manager 28Administrative Office Work Phone: 212-316-7478 Work Fax: 212-932-7328

The Canon to the Ordinary

The Rev. Canon W. Blake Rider

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Canon to the Ordinary Work Phone: 212-316-7415 Work Fax: 212-932-7318
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Completed applications should be sent to the Clergy Critical Needs Manager (see details above) at

Episcopal Diocese of New York
1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York NY 10025

for submissions are the first days of March, June, September, and December each year.