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Community Grant FAQ

The 2023 Episcopal Impact Fund Community Grant  cycle will open in February.

Thank you for considering applying for an Episcopal Impact Fund grant. Below are the answers to some common questions. You may email if you have additional questions.

Grant Criteria

We fund organizations that serve children, youth, their families, or caregivers and are focused on disrupting intergenerational poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our grant-making is informed by Theory of Change and our Ecosystem for Change. ​


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


Q: Will Episcopal Impact Fund continue to fund only housing providers in its 2023 grants?

A: Due to the effects of the pandemic and of the ongoing housing crisis on people living in poverty, we will again fund only organizations providing supportive housing in 2023.​


Q: What is the maximum grant amount and term?

A: Our maximum grant is $30,000 a year for up to two years at the discretion of the Episcopal Impact Fund Board of Directors.


Q: What is the process and timeline for your 2022 community grants?

  • January 3: Application available online.

  • January 28: Applications due.

  • Early February: Applications reviewed by Episcopal Impact Fund staff and board; finalists determined, and applicants notified of status.

  • Mid February – early March: Site visits with finalists.

  • Early April: Finalists notified of grant decisions.

  • End of April: Grant checks mailed.


Q: Are there specific size organizations that Episcopal Impact Fund tends to fund?

A: In the last four years, very few of Episcopal Impact Fund’s grants have gone to organizations that have budgets smaller than $300,000 or larger than $3,000,000. However, organizations of all sizes may apply.
Q: Do 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 open in April 2022.

Q: Is there a geographical requirement for your grants?
A: Yes, we fund only programs that serve people living in poverty in in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo Counties, or the City of Palo Alto.

Q: If our organization receives a two-year grant, can we apply again the next year?​

A: Episcopal Impact Fund’s policy is for grantees to wait out one granting cycle before applying for another grant.

To see a list of our current 2022 grantees, please visit our current grantee page.

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