OUR IMPACT REPORTS
Working to create the Impact Report is one of my favorite parts of the Episcopal Impact Fund year. It’s a chance to re-read the stories of hope and change our wonderful grantees send us each year and to enjoy the pictures of the beautiful children and families they serve. I look at the name of every donor on our acknowledgement pages with gratitude that they have made our work and the work of our grantees possible.
I love that our entire team is involved — Ann as our project manager and chief content provider, Kieran bringing her expertise to the design and layout and, of course, Shari and Simba to keep our numbers straight. I also look forward to reading the beautiful message Bishop Marc writes to our entire community each year. We are a small but mighty team!
This year is bittersweet of course, as I sit down to review my last full year as Executive Director of Episcopal Impact Fund. I am so proud of the work of the team and especially of the work of our grantees. And I’m grateful that in the continued uncertainty of COVID, geopolitical crises and financial worries, our donors continue to give so generously.
I am also confident that Episcopal Impact Fund’s new executive director, Christina Alvarez, is just the right leader for the next stage of the Impact Fund. I can’t wait to see where she takes us!
Episcopal Impact Fund serves organizations that address the root causes of poverty in the Bay Area. Inspired by the teachings of the gospel, we share a vision of a world without poverty.
Number of People Served
Number of Organizations We Support
Episcopal Impact Fund is proud to support the life-changing work of nonprofits and congregations in every part of the Bay Area. Since 2019, we have focused particularly on disrupting the cycle of inter-generational poverty – the kind of poverty that keeps children from escaping the circumstances they are born into and securing a better future. We believe that no child’s zip code should determine their future.
Hand in Hand
In choosing our grantees, we look for a commitment to measurable impact, continuous learning and improvement and diverse leadership. The Impact Fund is proud to support each of these powerful changemakers!
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Episcopal Impact Fund’s Congregational Grants recognize the important outreach programs based in the churches and ministries of our Diocese.
Our congregations do exceptional work, often with little support. It is an important part of Episcopal Impact Fund’s mission to assist churches that serve their low-income neighbors.
We are pleased to share with you the recipients of our 2021 grants:
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, San Leandro
Episcopal Church of the Nativity, San Rafael (Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy)
Sharing with Love
Episcopal Impact Fund administers the Brotherton Fund, named after the founder of the former St. Luke’s Hospital (now the Mission/Bernal Campus of CPMC). This hospital serves many low-income, uninsured and underinsured San Franciscans.
Episcopal Impact Fund is the founder and lead funder of two innovative programs at the hospital:
On behalf of the Diocese of California, Episcopal Impact Fund administers four endowments that specifically serve elders, the incarcerated, and people in recovery. This year, our social ministry grants went to:
MESSAGE OF LOVE
For the Episcopal Impact Fund, as in my personal life, this is a time that calls for expressions of gratitude. Great gratitude for ten years of intelligent, informed, heartfelt service by Kathleen Piraino, and gratitude for the commencement of the new leadership of the Impact Fund under Christina Alvarez. I’m tremendously excited and encouraged to think about all that has happened over the last decade, and about what is to come.
I’d like to invite you to step forward now to help us increase our capacity to serve the most vulnerable in the Bay Area. Please make a special gift to the Episcopal Impact Fund, a gift that will honor Kathleen’s service and that will empower the Impact Fund under Christina’s new leadership.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus,
Bishop of California