It all started with a vision from Archbishop Foley Beach and his desire to use a generous grant from an anonymous donor to help churches reach the poor and needy in their communities.
After only 18 months of effort and development of these programs, the Matthew 25 fund has helped support nearly 40 new ministries.
For this phase of the initiative, Archbishop Beach secured a dollar-for-dollar matching gift of up to $1,000,000 if the Province of the Anglican Church in North America can raise $1,000,000!
Now, as the monies are raised within the Province, the Matthew 25 Initiative is opening up a grant request cycle and will begin receiving a new set of applications from programs and ministries within the Anglican Church in North America. As these applications are received, studied, and prayed over, they are also juried by a group of leaders within the Anglican Church in North America who have extensive experience in this level of outreach ministry.
If you are an interested ministry you can apply for a grant from Matthew 25 for between $3,000 and $25,000. The grant application is available for download with more information at www.matthew25i.org.