Apply for a

Youth Opportunity Grant

Applications for Youth Opportunity (YOG) grants are due February 12, 2021 at 5 pm. 

Applications not completed by this time will not be considered for funding.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Episcopal Charities does not provide funding of any kind to individuals.

  • Funding is available only to programs or projects in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, which consists of the following New York State Counties: New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan.

  • Programs must represent an effort by a local congregation or group of congregations to respond to an identified need affecting members of the community in which the congregation is located.

  • Any person needing the service offered is eligible to receive the service. Eligibility for services cannot be determined by church membership, faith, or participation in church activities.

  • Programs must be non-sectarian and inclusive, and services provided cannot include religious content.

  • Please note: programs must attend either three (3) virtual Sustainability Institutes or one (1) in-person and one (1) virtual Sustainability Institute. For more information, see below.

Important Dates

  • Applications for Basic Human Needs grants are due Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5 pmApplications not completed by this time will not be considered for funding.

  • Applicants will be notified of the Board's decision through email in mid-April.

  • Grants for summer programs will be disbursed on July 1, 2021. Grants for academic year programs will be disbursed on September 1, 2021 and March 1, 2022. All grants will be disbursed via electronic funds transfer (EFT).


Application & Resources


Apply Here

We use an online application system. You can access this system by clicking the button below. First time applicants: view orientation here.

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Video Instructions

Learn how to use our online portal and write a strong application by watching the video below.


Sexual Misconduct Prevention

We follow Diocesan standards to prevent sexual misconduct and abuse.  If your program is not "housed" in an Episcopal parish, you will be required to upload you sexual misconduct prevention policy.

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Grantees must attend either three (3) virtual Sustainability Institutes or one (1) virtual and one (1) in-person. To learn more about Sustainability Institutes, click below.


Grant Writing Tips

Learn how to make your application as strong as possible with these tips.

To finish your application, you will need to fill out a Budget Form and an Application Signature Form.

Click the icons below to download.


Signature Form

Budget Form


Current Youth Opportunity Grantees



Episcopal Charities provides critical funding and operational support to strengthen nearly 100 local programs working to transform the lives of more than 1 million people in need each year.

We are a Better Business Bureau accredited charity and have a four-star rating on Charity Navigator.


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