The Sustainable Development Grant (SDG) Committee is pleased to share that 100% of 2021 funding has been paid to three incredible missions: Partners-in-Mission-in-Liberia, Street Business School, and Infinite Chance.

Funding for these grants comes from a resolution of the 141st  Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio to support the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 by the United Nations. The diocese designates .07% of its total operating budget for annual grants to organizations and groups affiliated with The Episcopal Church or those working in partnership with a parish, organization, or individual in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. 2021 funding was $17,564.00.

You can find out more on how to apply for 2022 grants by clicking this link. 2022 grant applications are due by December 1, 2021, and will reviewed in January 2022.

2021 Grant Awardees

Partners-in-Mission-in-Liberia (PIMIL)

The grant through the Episcopal Church of Liberia aids students in twelve rural areas, regardless of ethnic, gender, or religious affiliation.  PIMIL provide assistance towards tuition, school supplies and clothing for student from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduates studying nursing and other professions. This is helping young people, including those orphaned by the Ebola epidemic of 2014-16, realize their God-given talents and render effective services in society despite the impact of Liberia’s 14-year civil war.

Infinite Chance – English and Computer Program

Infinite Chance is one of the outreach programs supported by St. Patrick’s Church in Lebanon, Ohio.  Hogar Miguel Mogone, a children’s home in Guatemala City’s outskirts, is home to 85 – 100 children who have been removed from extremely abusive or neglected homes. It also assists over 200 more children living in the very underprivileged surrounding villages. The mission provides long-term opportunities for the children to escape poverty by teaching them computer skills and English, a valuable tool in Guatemala.

Street Business School – Sparking Entrepreneurialism

Working in Kampala, Uganda, SBS will help 1 million women lift their 5 million children from poverty by 2027.  We believe that a one-time intervention that creates multi-generational change will sustainably reduce poverty.  The six-month community classroom is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of women living in deep poverty.  By providing business skills training to create and sustain micro-businesses, these women also build the needed confidence to succeed as entrepreneurs through mentorship, home visits, experiential-based curriculum, and peer-to-peer networks.