The Emig Fund, named in honor of Reverend Donald W. Emig, founder of The United Church of Rowayton and its pastor for forty years, is administered by the Board of Christian Outreach (BOCO).  Its mission is to improve the lives of those in need in the greater Norwalk area with love and compassion.  Each year, BOCO may award Emig Fund grants to individuals, e.g. educators, social workers, and program leaders, and to agencies that mirror BOCO’s mission in charitable, religious, literacy, and educational areas.

Agencies applying for an Emig Fund grant must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.  Individuals and agencies must engage in work that aligns with the Board of Christian Outreach’s mission.

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Applications must be postmarked no later than November 15, 2019.

Completed grant application forms can be submitted by mailing them to Board of Christian Outreach-Emig Fund, United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton CT  06853.

All applications will be collected together and reviewed by the Board at one time.  Funding decisions are announced by mail on February 15, 2020.

William H. Peltz

Chair, Board of Christian Outreach

203-858-0230 (mobile)