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Community Grant Application FAQ

Dear Friends,

Thank you for considering applying for an Episcopal Impact Fund grant. We are excited to provide this granting program that focuses on serving children, youth, their families and caregivers who are living in poverty. This program results from our 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, a summary of which can be found here.


Here are some answers to questions you may have about this program:


Q: What is the maximum grant amount and term?
A: $30,000 for two years


Q: How does this program differ from Episcopal Impact Fund Action Network grants?
A: (See below)


We have discontinued our Action Network meetings and moved to an online granting program. Applications will be reviewed by our Program Committee and approved by our Board.


Grant Criteria
We fund organizations that serve children, youth, their families or caregivers and be aimed at disrupting poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our grant-making will be informed by Theory of Change and our Ecosystem for Change.


Q: Must successful applicants have a connection to an Episcopal church or institution?
A: No, but if you have one, please mention it. We have a separate grants program for congregation-based programs that will be available in May 2020.


Q: Is there a geographical requirement for your grants?
A: Yes, we fund programs that serve people living in poverty in these counties and city: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Palo Alto


Q: What is the timeline for your 2020 grantmaking?
A: Please note that this timeline reflects our best estimate but may be changed if necessary.

January 2              
Application available online


January 31
Applications due


Week of February 3
Finalists contacted, site visits scheduled


February 18 - March 13 
Site visits


April 3 
Grants announced


May 1
Grant checks mailed

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