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Community Grants

The 2023 application cycle is officially closed. Thank you to all who applied. Semi-finalists will be informed in mid-April.


To be eligible, organizations must:

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

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

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

  • Be a 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 in 2022.

Contact Episcopal Impact Fund at with any questions.

Grant Criteria / Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the process and timeline for your 2023 community grants?

  • March 1, 2023: Application available online

  • April 5, 2023: Applications due

  • Mid-April: Semi-finalists invited to site visits

  • May: Finalists notified of grant decisions

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

A: While we tend to grant to applicants with smaller operating budgets, we encourage applications from all organizations.
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 May 2023.

Let's Make an Impact Together!

Episcopal Impact Fund promotes innovative, long-term solutions to addressing the root causes of poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In 2023, we will make unrestricted grants of up to $50,000 to nonprofits who address the root causes of poverty in the Bay Area by reducing the barriers to housing stability for our most vulnerable neighbors.  This includes organizations providing permanent supportive housing or interim housing with comprehensive support services, prioritizing programs for families, youth or young adults. Interim housing may include, but is not limited to, transitional housing, emergency shelter or other shelter programs, bridge housing, inclement weather shelter, and safe parking sites.

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