Financial Support from the Cathedral

Our Cathedral Mission

Our mission is to be an inclusive community of caring Christians, rich and poor, young and old, of every race. Worshipping together, we seek God’s love and dare to follow wherever God leads us. Giving of ourselves and our resources, we strive to care for one another and the world beyond our church.


Community and Parishioner Grants

The missional work of the Christ Church Cathedral is carried out through its clergy staff, parishioners and other members of the Cathedral community. In addition, the Mission and Outreach Committee is given the specific task of doing the Christ Church Cathedral’s support and advocacy work throughout Cincinnati, the Diocese of Southern Ohio and beyond.


A subcommittee of the Mission and Outreach Committee, the Community Grants Committee, considers grant requests to the Christ Church Cathedral for financial support. Grants are of two types: community grants and parishioner grants.


Community grants are major funds awarded to organizations two times a year, following a several week application process. Community grant funds are obtain directly by the organizations which apply for them.


Parishioner grants are $500 awards given to organizations at the request of members of the Christ Church Cathedral community and are distributed throughout the year until moneys earmarked for these purposes are exhausted.


Details and directions for applying for community and parishioner grants are contained in the links below.



Our Mission Priorities

The Mission and Outreach Committee supports organizations that help those who cannot help themselves and organizations that walk with the Christ Church Cathedral in promoting reconciliation, social justice and advocacy.


The Christ Church Cathedral has a long history of aiding the forgotten, including those who are suffering from the impacts of poverty. Grant dollars are awarded to organizations that house, feed and clothe the poor. However, the Christ Church Cathedral also believes in addressing the causes of poverty and routinely awards grant funds to groups that foster mentoring and educational programs to break the cycle of poverty.


The Christ Church Cathedral also strives to be a voice of truth on issues of social justice. The Cathedral has awarded funds to groups involved in initiatives addressing racial inequality, LGBT rights, gun violence, elder care and gender equality.


Most often, grant funds are given to local organizations; however, the Grants Committee encourages applicants from other locales who think their mission matches that of the Christ Church Cathedral.


Guidelines for Community Grant Applicants
For Community Organizations


Guidelines for Parishioner Volunteer Grant Applicants
For Cathedral Members