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Congregational Grant Application FAQ

Thank you for considering applying for an Episcopal Impact Fund congregational grant. Congregational grants support Diocal churches' outreach efforts to people living in poverty.

Here are answers to questions you may have about the congregational grant program:

Q: What is the minimum and maximum grant amount and term?
A: Between $1,000 - $8,000 for one year

Q: What are the process and timeline for your 2021 congregational grants?
A: A simple application and a site visit (pandemic permitting) or video call are required to be considered for a grant. The grant process will open in June and grants will be made in October. Please check back in June 2021 for specific dates.

Q: What types of congregational programs have you funded in the past?

A: Episcopal Impact Fund has funded these kinds of programs to date:

  • food pantries

  • shower and laundry facilities

  • meal programs

Please note: We are open to granting to other kinds of programs that address poverty in the Bay Area.

Q: Is there a geographical requirement for your grants?
A: Yes, we fund only Diocal congregations for programs serve people living in poverty in in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, or San Mateo Counties, or the City of Palo Alto.​

Q: Where do I find out about the more details about the congregational grant program?

A: Episcopal Impact Fund will notify all congregations about the grant program in June 2021 by DioCal news, Clergy Connect, Episcopal Impact Fund newsletter and on the Episcopal Impact Fund congregational grant program page, or contact Kendall Laidlaw at klaidlaw@episcopalimpact.org with questions.

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