the visio divina grants program

Grants of up to $2500.00 were awarded to small organizations to support their work in the combined areas of visual arts and spiritual formation. Preference was given to organizations with demonstrated achievement in diocesan programming, young adults ministries, serving the historically underserved and serving the economically underserved.

• Project window : within nine months of application
• Funding : used within 12 months of award

2007 Visio Divina Grant Recipient


An institution supported by the Diocese of Texas, St. Vincent's House has provided social services to the underserved in Galveston, Texas since 1954. WelCare Initiative Education and Outreach Coordinator Matt Stanford, produces videos to help teach clients about health issues.

Stanford also provides an unfunded mentoring program, Stage Right Productions, teaching at-risk youth video scripting, directing, taping and editing. The Visio Divina grant provided camera equipment for the young filmmakers at St Vincent's House to produce a visual prelude for the diocese's annual convention. The film, 'One Church - Five Bright Lights' is a short documentary featuring the Episcopal churches and ministries of Galveston Island.

Photos above: The Film Crew from St Vincent's Episcopal House, Galveston Island, Texas. Images courtesy of The Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Click on images below to view videos.



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