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Community Grants

To be eligible, organizations must:

  • Provide temporary or permanent supportive housing for families, youth, or young adults.

  • Address one or more of the needs identified in Episcopal Impact Fund’s Change Ecosystem

  • Provide services in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo Counties, or the City of Palo Alto.

  • Have measurable goals and a method for assessing their progress on these goals.

  • Have diverse leadership, that includes representatives of the communities they serve.

  • Are qualified non-profit organizations exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code, or under the fiscal sponsorship of such an organization.

  • Not have received an Episcopal Impact Fund Community Grant (new or a renewal) in 2021.

Contact Episcopal Impact Fund at grants@episcopalimpact.org with any questions.

Grant Criteria / Frequently Asked Questions

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 2022 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 2022.​

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?
A:  

  • 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 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 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.

The 2022 Episcopal Impact Fund Community Grant  cycle is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

In 2022, Episcopal Impact Fund will make two-year unrestricted grants of between $15,000 and $30,000 per year to nonprofits addressing the root causes of poverty in the Bay Area by providing temporary or permanent supportive housing for families, youth or young adults. Click here to see a list of our current grantees.