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For the past 45 years, Episcopal Impact Fund has advanced pathways out of poverty for the most vulnerable members of our community. We come together to put our faith into action, investing in opportunities to make a more equitable future for Bay Area families living in poverty.


In 2022, our Community Grants supported nonprofit organizations working to tackle the region’s aff ordable housing crisis by promoting housing and economic stability for families and youth. We also continued to support the churches of the Diocese of California in their social ministries.


To expand our impact, we added to our grantmaking portfolio by including the launch of the “Say Yes!” Fund, which honors the legacy of retired Executive Director Kathleen Piraino, and her willingness to partner with grantees when unexpected needs occurred. Understanding that we will not affect the root causes of poverty without engaging in systems change, we also added new Advocacy Grants to our philanthropy.


We are deeply grateful to you, our community, and the love you continue to share with Episcopal Impact Fund.


With gratitude,

Christina Alvarez

Executive Director

Faith in Action


Episcopal Impact Fund serves organizations that address the root causes of poverty in the Bay Area. In 2022, we prioritized funding organizations that provide transitional or permanent supportive housing for families, youth, or young adults. Together we hope to build a world without poverty, where all members of our community are safe, housed, and prospering.



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Episcopal Impact Fund is proud to support the life-changing work of nonprofits and congregations in every part of the Bay Area. 


Advocacy Grants

By supporting organizations that influence the policies affecting children, youth, and families, we impact the systemic inequalities that fuel poverty in the Bay Area.

In 2022, Episcopal Impact Fund initiated grants to organizations that are working and speaking up on behalf of our neighbors living in poverty.


Community Grants

Episcopal Impact Fund is proud to support the life-changing work of nonprofits and congregations in every part of the Bay Area. Our Community Grants focused on organizations that reduce barriers to housing stability for vulnerable members of our local community. In selecting our grantees, we look for a commitment to measurable impact, diverse leadership, and continuous learning and improvement.


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 California Pacific Medical Center). This hospital serves many lowincome, 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:

Love is the Way


After two years apart, we were delighted to gather again as a community to celebrate Night of Light and the deeply meaningful work of Episcopal Impact Fund. At the event, I was joined in conversation by The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry. Together, we discussed the power of love, and the profound difference love makes in the life of each member of our community. We celebrated love in all its forms – the good, the gracious, the kind, and the generous – concluding that love is the positive equivalent of unleashing the power of the atom into the world.


Episcopal Impact Fund lives in the power of love by providing financial support, mentorship, and guidance to non-profit organizations and churches whose programs address the root causes of poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area. I invite you to join me in supporting the Impact Fund as they work to spread the power of love amongst the most vulnerable in the Bay Area.


The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus,

Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of California

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