Grants and Mission Projects

A 2014 MDG review

The Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) were developed by the international community including leaders from 191 countries and endorsed by development institutions and religious bodies in 2000. The goals were targeted to be reached within 15 years by the end of 2015. The Episcopal Church in its General Convention adopted the MDGs as part of its missionary focus, and in 2006 the Diocese of Southern Ohio passed resolution R06-2 enabling the National and World Mission Commission to issue grants for mission projects. Each year grant proposals have been vetted by the National and World Mission Commission, and 0.7% of the diocesan budget has been distributed to organizations whose grant requests meet the requirements. There are eight goals:

mdg_web-231x3001. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Develop a global partnership for development

2014 Grantees

Grantee                                   Grant Amount      MDG.              Congregation

Honduras Health Ministries      $2500                   1, 4, 6, 7           Epiphany, Nelsonville

Marifiki Global Aids
Ministry (Kenya).                      $5000                   4                     St. Philip, Columbus

El Hogar (Honduras)                $5000                   7, 8                 St. Timothy’s, Cincinnati and more

Nurse’s Christian                      $2500                   1,2,3               St. Patrick’s, Dublin
Fellowship (Honduras)

Episcopal Relief and                $2894                   4,6                  St. Andrew’s, Pickerington
Development (Ebola relief)

Retrak (Ethiopia)                     $3600                   1,2,3                St. Paul’s, Dayton

An additional amount from the National and World Mission Committee’s budget was given to Episcopal Relief and Development for Ebola relief.