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Congregational Grants

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

Episcopal Impact Fund Congregational Grants support Diocal churches' and ministries' outreach efforts to people living in poverty. Click here to see a list of our current grantees.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Q: How do I apply?
A: Submit an online application through our granting platform by Friday, June 17 at 11:59PM.

Q: How much are the grants and what is the term?
A: Up to $10,000 for one year

Q: What kind of programs are eligible for funding?
A: To be eligible for a grant, the answer to both these questions must be YES:

  1. Does the program meet one or more of these criteria?

    • A Diocal 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 a Diocal 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 Diocal 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?

Q: What kind of congregational/ministry programs has Episcopal Impact Fund funded in the past?

A: We have funded food pantries, meals for people experiencing homelessness, and free laundry services. We are open to new ideas as well! Click here to see a list of our 2021 congregational grantees.

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

Q: What is your process and when are grants funded?

  • May 26: Application available online.

  • June 17: Applications due.

  • June: Applications reviewed by Episcopal Impact Fund staff and board; finalists determined, and applicants notified of status.

  • June - July: Site visits with finalists (either in-person or virtually)

  • August: Finalists notified of grant decisions.

  • August: Grant checks mailed.

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