The Alleluia Fund for Outreach supports congregation-based or -affiliated programs providing practical, hands-on support to those most vulnerable in our diocese and internationally. Key areas of support include food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, education for youth and adults, and international programs providing relief and/or support of the Millennium Development Goals. For a listing of current grantees, please see the 2015 Grant Report.
In 2016, grant applications will be accepted from August 1 to September 30 at 12:00 noon (deadline). Site visits will occur in October and/or early November. It is anticipated that grant applicants will make an oral presentation to the grant making board mid-November and grants will be awarded in December 2016.
In order to be eligible for funding, an organization must serve others in the geographic area of the Diocese of Newark (or internationally as described above) and be supported by church (es), clergy or members in the diocese. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to achieve the stated goals of their program.
The application can be downloaded from the Resources box in the sidebar.
Diocesan requirements for funding
There are basic diocesan requirements for each of the grants and loans. Churches must be in compliance with financial reporting obligations, including current parochial reports and audits; pledge card on file; and certification for Safe Church training.