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The application cycle for our 2021 community grants is officially closed. Thank you to all who submitted  applications. Please check back in January 2022 for the next grant cycle.

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 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, a summary of which can be found here

Grant Criteria

We fund organizations that serve children, youth, their families, or caregivers and 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

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

 

Q: Will Episcopal Impact Fund continue to fund only housing providers in it 2022 grants?

A: Episcopal Impact Fund's 2022 grant focus is under consideration and will be announced in January of 2022.

Q: What is the maximum grant amount and term?
A: $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?
A: (See below)

 

  • Beginning of January: Application will be available online.  

  • End of January: Applications due.

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

  • Late February – mid-March: Site visits with finalists.

  • Late March – early April: Grant decisions made.

  • Early March – early April: Finalists are notified of grant decisions.

  • By end of April: Grant checks mailed.


Q: Are there specific size organizations that Episcopal Impact Fund tends to fund?
A: In the last three 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 available in June 2021.

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 to have organizations wait one year before applying for another grant.