Q2 Grants Approved

AFC Board Meets in Edmonton, Approves $160,000 to 24 Applicants

The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) Board of Directors met in Edmonton on May 22–23, 2024, and approved $160,000 in grants to 24 applicants in 17 Dioceses, bringing the 2024 grants total to date to $325,000. The Board also approved a loan of up to $100,000 for a roofing project in the Diocese of Quebec.

The Board welcomed the Rt. Rev. Stephen London, Bishop of Edmonton, who shared an update on Music Mends Minds and other recent projects funded in his Diocese. “People come to me with creative ideas that have come out of the relationships they have developed, and they want to know where to go for funding,” said Bishop Stephen, “and more times than not AFC says yes.”

The two-day meeting also included discussion about the pending move of the Anglican Church of Canada to a new location, expected in early 2026, and its impact on AFC operations. The AFC Board began the process of considering relocating the AFC office which may include an opportunity to join the ACC at 300 Bloor Street. The Board agreed that all options that might be beneficial to AFC’s staff and community will be considered. 

Grants approved in the 2nd quarter granting cycle include:

Community Ministries

  • Anglican Parish of Indian Bay, Trinity Bay, NL (Diocese of Central Newfoundland), Technology-Youth-Senior Program: $4,100
  • Flemingdon Park Ministry, Toronto, ON (Diocese of Toronto), Young Farmer Program: $10,000

 Diverse Infrastructure 

  • Parish of Birch Hills, Kinistino & Muskoday, Birch Hills, SK, (Diocese of Saskatchewan), St. George’s Church Repairs: $10,000
  • All Saints Anglican Church, Deux-Montagne, QC (Diocese of Montreal), Geothermal heating system: $10,000
  • Hilda’s Anglican Church, Montreal, QC (Diocese of Montreal), Roof Replacement: $6,500
  • Camp Medley, Upper Gagetown, NB (Diocese of Fredericton), Camp Medley AV Project: $5,000
  • Anglican Parish of St. Mary, York, NB (Diocese of Fredericton), Rectory Renewal: $10,000
  • Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, NS (Theological College), Chapel Accessibility Project: $10,000
  • All Saints’ Cathedral, Edmonton, AB (Diocese of Edmonton), Chancel Renovation: Accessibility Component: $15,000
  • Paul’s Cathedral, Regina, SK (Diocese of Qu’Appelle), Interior Repair & Enhancement: $15,000

Indigenous Ministries

  • James Anglican Church & Muskoka Indigenous Friends Culture Centre, Gravenhurst, ON (Diocese of Algoma), Walk with A Soft Moccasin: $5,000

Leadership & Education 

Bursaries – $17,500 to 8 Applicants 

  • Theodore Robinson, Winnipeg, MB (Diocese of Rupert’s Land)
  • Joshua Zentner-Barrett, Ottawa, ON (Diocese of Ottawa)
  • Dale Nikkel, London, ON (Diocese of Huron)
  • Jing Yuan Tang, Oakvillle, ON (Diocese of Niagara)
  • Michael MacKenzie, Kentville, NS (Diocese of NS & PEI)
  • Allison Moore, Toronto, ON (Diocese of Toronto)
  • Adam Bedford, Calgary, AB (Diocese of Calgary)
  • Natasha Bejarano, Bible Hill, NS (Diocese of NS & PEI)

Other Projects

  • Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto, ON (Diocese of Toronto), George Boyd Snell Lecture: $20,750
  • Cathedral Church of St. James – MRI 60 lectures, Toronto, ON (Diocese of Toronto), MRI at 60 Conference – additional expenses: $1,080
  • Henry Budd College for Ministry, The Pas, MB (Diocese of Brandon), Bursaries for Indigenous students: $10,000

Sacred Music & Liturgical Arts 

  • The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Quebec, QC (Diocese of Quebec), Holy Trinity Choral Scholarships: $5,000
  • General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, Toronto, ON, General Synod, National Worship Conference 2024: $5,000

The next grant application deadline is July 1. For more information on AFC’s new grant categories or to apply for an AFC grant, visit www.anglicanfoundation.org/apply.