Guidelines and Eligibility

All applicants should contact the Executive Director, Ms. Day Smith Pritchartt, at or (703) 807-1862 as early in the process as possible. EES is committed to partnering with applicants for the most effective outcomes. Ms. Pritchartt will coach the applicant to understand the grant criteria, and will recommend revisions to the proposal as needed.


Evangelism is sharing the Good News of God’s restorative work in Jesus Christ. There are many authentic expressions of evangelism. At EES, we believe that, in this critical moment, the Spirit is leading Episcopalians to an evangelistic witness that incorporates racial reconciliation and justice. We invite you to share innovative proposals with us that address one or more of the following:

  • Identify the church, to society, as centered in Jesus’ Way of Love
  • Identify the church, to society, as justice-focused
  • Embolden the cultural identity of non-dominant groups in their witness to Jesus
  • Work toward dismantling the dominant Anglo-American identity of the Episcopal church
  • Engage church members with people living on the margins of society
  • Equip church members to invite others to engage the Good News of God’s restorative work in Jesus Christ.

E-21 grants are NOT for tuition and fees, cross-cultural immersions, or internships with existing programs. Projects must have an immediate evangelical impact for the Episcopal Church, and must be of the applicants’ innovation. The following types of projects are ineligible:

  • Pilgrimage, cross cultural immersions, and language immersion programs
  • Internships with established programs
  • Study with other academic institutions
  • Projects whose exclusive benefit is for the applicant’s own institution

The same essential criteria apply to faculty proposals, with the following additional exclusions:

  • Travel and research for publication that is part of regular faculty development
  • Work with established programs
  • Development of course work, participation in institutional partnerships, and development of companion relationships
  • Development of programs for the faculty member’s own institution
  • Faculty proposals should be innovative. The target audience should be wider than the academic, publication and teaching circles in which the applicant usually ministers.

E-21 grants are $500 – $5,000. Eligible expenses are related to the program development and delivery: travel, room, board, stipend, publication, some training. Equipment, such as a new camera or computer, is not eligible. Faculty applicants should note the additional criteria.


Any Episcopalian in any accredited seminary community or local formation program (ie. diocesan school, Iona Collaborative) is eligible. This includes students, faculty or staff or the Episcopalian spouse or partner of a student, faculty or staff member. Students (and spouses) who have completed their course work within the past year are also eligible. Call or email the Executive Director with questions about eligibility.

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