The Episcopal Church of the Nativity/The Street Chaplaincy

The Rev. Kirsten Snow Spalding


1. Does the program that you are seeking funding for meet one or more of these criteria? 

The congregation or ministry is responsible for the delivery of services and the management of the program and the grant funds for which it applies., Members of the congregation or ministry are involved in the program’s activities as a significant number of volunteers, and/or a majority of the board or advisory committee., The congregation or ministry provides material financial and/or substantial in-kind support to the program.

2. Does this program offer its services to anyone experiencing poverty without regard to church membership, faith or participation in church activities?​


3. Amount of funding you are seeking ($1000-$8000): 


4. Please briefly describe the program, including the service(s) it provides to people living in poverty, how frequently these service(s) are offered and the approximate number of people it serves. If this program has a website, please include a link. (500 character limit)
The mission of The Street Chaplaincy is to bring compassionate spiritual care to unsheltered people in Marin and to build and strengthen a community that includes housed and unhoused people. With our Chaplain and volunteers from faith communities, the chaplaincy visits homeless persons where they are; supports them in finding financial assistance, housing, and medical care; and provides 70-80 hot meals at our weekly Wellness Gathering.

5. How do you plan to use funding from Episcopal Impact Fund?

We will hire a coordinator for our Faith Ambassadors Program. They will develop a network of volunteers to link communities of faith, TSC, unhoused people, County Departments and service providers who providing support to unsheltered people.

6. Do you have any partners in this program, including other Episcopal congregations? If so, please list.

The Street Chaplaincy is part of the Marin County’s Continuum of Care that includes 42 participating entities who work together to coordinate and provide care for Marin’s unsheltered. A sample list of partners includes

Episcopal Church of Our Savior
Marin Interfaith Council
20 congregations of multiple faiths

Ritter Center
St. Vincent De Paul’s
San Rafael City Police Department
Marin County Health and Human Services
San Rafael City Department of Homelessness

7. Please attach the current budget for this program that shows all sources of funding, including from the congregation or ministry.