Jack Spaeth Care for Creation Grant

See Recipients: Grants Have Been Awarded for 2024.

The mission of the Jack Spaeth Care for Creation Environmental Grant is to encourage innovation and to empower members of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut to educate, witness, and invite change in our congregations and communities with the goal of embracing a global vision of climate justice and preserving and celebrating God’s creation.

We use the Five Marks of Mission to evaluate your application. Please include how you will incorporate each of them in your application:

  1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.
  2. To teach, baptize and nurture new believers.
  3. To respond to human need by loving service.
  4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society.
  5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth.

About Jack Spaeth & The Spaeth Memorial Fund

Jack Spaeth was the much-esteemed Canon of Finance of ECCT for several decades. He served with good humor, true devotion, and generous faithfulness. Jack understood earlier than many Episcopal leaders the challenges to our ability and commitment to safeguard God’s creation. He also understood the dangers of ignoring environmental degradation and climate change and the risks of failing to act as intentional stewards. When Jack died, The Spaeth Memorial Fund was established for grants to promote climate change awareness and readiness as well as environmental stewardship and sustainability. Many truly exciting and wonderful projects have been accomplished through the fund and have honored and protected God’s creation and creatures. These grants are a fitting way to honor Jack’s legacy and so continue the good work he supported in our diocese.

Questions? Contact the Rev. Ellen Adams at deaconellen98@yahoo.com or 860.374.3537.