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Community Grant FAQ

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

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

Q: What is the average size and duration of these grants?

A: For 2024, we anticipate that grants will range from $30,000 - $50,000, for a 12-month grant period. This is subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Q: If we received funds last year, are we eligible to apply again?

A: Yes, you are eligible to apply again.

Q: Is there a geographical requirement for your grants?

A: Yes, we only fund programs based in and who provide services in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.


Q: What is the application timeline?


  • March 7: Community Grants applications are available in AwardsForce

  • April 11, 2024: Applications are due by 11:59 pm

  • Mid-April to Mid-May: Semi-finalists will be invited to conduct a site visit

  • Early June: Applicants will be notified of funding decisions.

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

A: In past years, the majority of Episcopal Impact Fund’s Community Grants have gone to organizations that have budgets between $300,000 to $3,000,000. However, organizations of all sizes may apply. For this funding cycle, the Board of Directors is requesting additional information from applicants with annual operating budgets that exceed $15 million.

Q: How are grants evaluated?

A: The Board of Directors will consider a number of factors, including but not limited to: the applicant’s alignment to Episcopal Impact Fund’s funding priorities, the anticipated impact and outcomes of a successful grant, program sustainability and evaluation, diversity of organizational leadership, and the organization’s fiscal responsibility and demonstrated need.


Q: Is there someone I can contact with technical support questions or general questions?

A: Yes, please contact Episcopal Impact Fund Executive Director Christina Alvarez with any questions (

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