Primary Partners Application

The 2012-13 Primary Partners have been announced. Please check back early next year for the 2013-14 application deadline.

The Primary Partner program is a grant-making program in our Community Engagement ministry.

The Primary Partner grant process is a competitive, invitation only, request for proposals with the goal of partnership with charities or advocacy groups that address:

    1. The needs and concerns of women, children and families,
    2. Education and Job training, 
    3. Root causes and not only symptoms,
    4. Impoverished and under-resourced populations.

Partnership grants are $10,000 grants for General Operating Support which are renewable for up to 3 years. (This amount varies based on the resources available to the parish as the Outreach budget is 10% of our operating budget). Our goal is to build reciprocal relationships or partnerships with grantees through volunteer involvement from the church community in active, hands-on, and relationship building ways with the partner organization. Primary Partner organizations report back to the Outreach Committee yearly and grants may or may not be renewed based on progress and conditions set in the granting process.

Primary Partnerships are designed as partnerships.  The program encourages reciprocal growth for both the partner and our parish through our funding and our active participation in programs that address the needs of the poor in our city.  The successful applicant will include a plan for involving our congregation in significant volunteer engagement with your organization and your clients. A “Champion” from St. Martin’s (a lay leader involved with your organization and serving as a liaison) will be named with each grant.

Your organization was suggested as a possible candidate for this program. To be a Primary Partner, an organization must meet the following criteria and present to the Outreach Committee the following information:

    Certificate of 501c3 status.
    Documented involvement by members of St. Martin’s or a plan to create such engagement.
    A member of the congregation willing to be a “Champion”, a leader and liaison with the organization.

To apply please use the application available online through the Delaware Valley Grant Makers web site:  In addition, please include a plan no longer than one page in length for engaging volunteers and leaders at St. Martin’s.  Applications including cover letter, application, 501c3, and plan for engagement may be sent electronically to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by mail to:
Kate Maus
Outreach Committee Chair
Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
8000 St. Martin’s Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Regular Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.

We would love to have you join us.


This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.

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