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Ward J. Herbert Fund

Applications to the Ward J. Herbert Fund for Cycle 2 (late-spring) funding must be received by 12 noon on Monday, April 17, 2017. Applications received after 12 noon on that day or that are incomplete will not be considered during that cycle. Go to the application form.

The Ward J. Herbert Fund provides funds for buildings that are used for congregational functions. Top priority is given to funds for deterioration of structure, hazards, and emergencies, such as required roof repairs and inoperative boilers. The fund's second priority is interior and exterior renovation to provide for expanded mission of the congregation. Grants from the Ward J. Herbert Fund must be matched dollar for dollar.

Applications for Ward J. Herbert grants are received three times a year:

  • February 15 for mid-spring funding
  • April 15 for late-spring funding
  • October 1 for early winter funding

If any of the above dates falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the deadline will be the next business day.

The Ward J. Herbert Fund Board also administers the Episcopal Capital Loan Fund (ECLF).

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.