Sustainable Development Goals

The 141st Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio passed a resolution to support the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 by the United Nations. As affirmed at the 145th annual convention in 2019, the diocese will continue designating .07% of our mission share budget for annual grants to organizations and groups that are affiliated with The Episcopal Church or are working in partnership with a parish, organization or individual in the Diocese of Southern Ohio that is involved in mission that support the SDGs and has been granted 501(c)(3) non-profit status by theInternal Revenue Service. The Canon to Formation has been tasked with managing the grant process.

The SDGs expand upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and create a broader range of mission that might be supported by a SDG Grant. Information about the new SDG’s can be found at

We invite such organizations and groups to apply for a grant to be awarded for use in 2020.

Funds must be used only as specified in the mission project proposal. Any unused funds must be returned to the diocese. Grants are only awarded for mission work outside of the United States in developing nations. Grants are not renewable, but newgrant applications may be submitted in subsequent years. The maximum grant amount is $7,000.

Grants will be awarded twice a year:
·       January 1, 2020.  The deadline for application is December 1, 2019
·       July 2, 2020.  The deadline for application is June 1, 2020

A report is required upon completion of the mission project and is due by December 1, 2020, for all 2020 grants and must be submitted before applications can be submitted for 2021.

Inquiries, applications and reports should be sent to:
Ann Sabo
Diocese of Southern Ohio
800.582.1712 or 513.421.0311 ext. 103

Download the 2020 SDG Grant Application