The Episcopal Church of the Advocate is committed to giving a minimum of 10% of our pledged income and plate offering received each Sunday to individuals and organizations in the community. In other words, for every $10 pledged, $1 will be given to those in need and those working for peace and justice in the world. This offering is called the Advocate Tithe for Community Engagement. Distribution of the Advocate Tithe is determined at the recommendation of the Community Engagement Facilitators.

Procedures for Requesting Support

  • Here is the Application for Support from the Advocate Tithe.
  • Completed forms may be sent by email to the church at: The Advocate Church Office <>. 
  • Applications for the Spring distribution are due by noon on Saturday, May 29. An end of year distribution will be scheduled in Early December.
  • Proposals will be evaluated by how closely they match the Advocate’s Core Values (Compassion, Justice, and Transformation) as well as the priorities for giving and involvement identified  by the congregation. Priority is given to those programs an projects in which people of the Advocate are directly involved.

Decisions about supporting proposals are made by consensus among those present at meetings of the Community Engagement Facilitators. All proposals for financial or other support will be reviewed and approved on the basis of their fulfillment of our core values.

In our decisions about how to engage with the community around us, we prefer to:

  • Support projects that give voice to people who are marginalized and have very little voice.
  • Provide not only financial support, but also the time and talent of members of the congregation.
  • Support projects in which members of the congregation are already involved.
  • Support projects and organizations that are accountable, sustainable, and willing to teach us about their outcomes.
  • Support projects and organizations that are willing to send representatives to visit and help educate the congregation about their issues of concern.
  • Support groups that promote change, as well as those that meet direct needs.
  • 10% of our Tithe grants are given in the spirit of the Millennium Development Goals, usually supporting a ministry overseas.

The Advocate Tithe doe 2019 was distributed as follows:
Al-Alhi Hospital in Gaza    $2500
Vicar’s Discretionary Fund  $2500
IFC Operating Fund    $2000
Club Nova Operating Fund    $1000
Club Nova Capital Campaign    $1000
Justice United    $1500
Empowerment Inc    $1000
Johnson Service Corps    $1500
Jackson Center    $500
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry    $1000
Community Empowerment Fund    $1000
Wake County Urban Ministries    $600
Alerta Migratoria    $1000
Community House Dinner   $400


The Advocate Tithe for 2018 was distributed as follows:

Vicar’s Discretionary Fund.   $2250.
The Al-Alhi  Hospital is Gaza.  $1750.
IFC.  $2000 for their operating fund and $1000 for their Food First Capital Campaign. $3000 total.
Club Nova. $1000 to their operating fund and $1000 to their captial campaign. $2000 total
Justice United. $1500
Empowerment Inc.  $1000
Johnson Service Corps.   $1500
Food Share   $500
Jackson Center    $500
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry   $500
Community Empowerment Fund    $1000
Wake County Urban Ministries   $1000


The Advocate Tithe for 2017 was distributed as follows:

Vicar’s Discretionary Fund                $2500
Inter Faith Council                            $2000
Justice United                                   $1500
Club Nova                                         $1000
Community of the Franciscan Way    $1000
EmPOWerment Inc                            $1000
Autism Society of North Carolina      $1000
Compass Center                                 $1000
Johnson Service Corps                       $1250
Jackson Center                                   $750
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry         $1500
Community Empowerment Fund       $1000
Farmer Foodshare                             $500
Church of the Rec Sanctuary             $500
Ahli Hospital, Gaza City Palestine      $1250
Teachers salaries at St. Innocents Tickolette Haiti $500


The Advocate Tithe for 2016 was distributed as follows:
The IFC                                                                  $2000
Orange Justice United                                            $1500
The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry                      $1000
Coalition for Peace with Justice                             $500
Compass Center                                                     $1000
NC Interfaith Power and Light                               $500
Johnson Service Corps                                           $1000
The Autism Society of North Carolina                   $500
Club Nova                                                              $1000
The Pee Wee Homes (C/o The Advocate)              $2000
The Community of the Franciscan Way                 $1000
The Jackson Center                                               $500
Nancy Murray for Iyad Burnat                                   $200
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina      $1000
Chapel Hill Service League Christmas House          $250
The IFC Community House Christmas                    $260
Vicar’s discretionary fund                                      $1790    
                                                                                                    Total budgeted for Tithe in 2016 = $16,000                                                                              

The Advocate Tithe for 2015 was distributed as follows:

IFC                                                                                      $2000
Justice United                                                                     $1000
NAACPNC                                                                            $1000
Coalition for Peace with Justice                                           $500
Compass Center                                                                   $1000
Club Nova                                                                            $1000
Johnson Service Corps                                                         $1000
EmPOWerment Inc.                                                              $500
Church World Service (refugee resettlement)                      $3500
Episcopal Hospital in Gaza                                                  $1600
Community Empowerment Fund                                         $800
Autism Society of NC                                                           $500
Vicar’s Discretionary Fund                                                  $1600                                                                                                                $16000 total