Outreach Grant Guidelines

Community Outreach Grants are funded annually by the St. Mark’s Operating Budget. These grants are intended to monetarily support organizations with which St. Mark’s is partnering in order to further our vision of creating community through faith, justice, and the arts. The following General Guidelines for Outreach Grants were approved in 2012 and revised in 2019

  1. Grant must support St. Mark’s official vision and goals
  2. Applicant organizations are expected to be 501c3 organizations and to have been in operation for at least 2 years. The funding request can be for operation or program-specific development, but not for organizational start-up.
  3. Priority will be given to organizations with whom St. Mark’s has a long relationship and more than one St. Mark’s member is involved, including volunteers, board members, donors, or staff. Application should be invited by a St. Mark’s member.
  4. Priority will be given to Outreach Programs that have been designated by St. Mark’s as official outreach activities.
  5. Priority will be given to local organizations or national organizations that have a local presence. National and international organizations may be considered; however, they may receive less funding than those which are Wake County based.
  6. Consideration may be given to other ways in which St. Mark’s supports the organization, such as special fundraising efforts, Alternative Giving during the holidays, and/or direct support from St. Mark’s Budget.
  7. Organizations that identify as “faith-based” should clarify if services offered exclude any particular group. (The web site may be a source of identifying exclusions.)
  8. Grant applications cannot be submitted to both the Reeve Fund and Outreach Fund in the same year.

The grant request form may be downloaded in PDF format.