Esperanza Increases Award Amount for Grant Fund Benefiting Hispanic Communities in Philadelphia

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February 24, 2015. Philadelphia, PA. – Esperanza, Inc. (Esperanza) is pleased to announce that the Esperanza Hispanic Ministry Small Grant Fund, a funding opportunity for Hispanic/Latino Clergy and churches located in Philadelphia County, will be offering increased award amounts!

Established by the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity in 1987, Esperanza strives to demonstrate God’s call to service as expressed in Matthew 25:40.  As Esperanza and the Hispanic/Latino community continues to grow, Esperanza has expanded the size and scope of its programs to address evolving needs and to improve the economic stability of the region.  Esperanza has sought to empower the Hispanic church and since its inception, has invested over $13M into Hispanic faith based organizations.

Esperanza is eager to continue its investments and as a result has increased the award cap to $1,000.  In addition, Esperanza will now be accepting applications on a rolling basis.

The Esperanza Hispanic Ministry Small Grant Fund supports Latino/Hispanic churches and church leadership located in Philadelphia County and funds projects that focus on the development of the church’s leadership (professional and lay) and the church’s ministries of service to the Latino/Hispanic community.

Applications and additional information can be found at www.esperanza.us/grants (English language) or at www.ministeriosdeesperanza.us/grants (Spanish language).   Both English and Spanish language applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at becas@esperanza.us.  Esperanza is excited to offer this opportunity that will support and develop the network of Latino/Hispanic churches and clergy in Philadelphia!


Esperanza, the premiere Hispanic Evangelical faith-based network in the country, was founded in 1987 by the Reverend Luis Cortés Jr. and the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity. With a national network of over 13,000 Hispanic congregations, faith and community based agencies, Esperanza is a leading voice for Hispanics in America. To read more, please visit www.esperanza.us.