Episcopal Impact Fund is proud to support the life-changing work of nonprofits and congregations in every part of the Bay Area. Since 2019, we have focused particularly on disrupting the cycle of inter-generational poverty—poverty that keeps children from escaping the circumstances they are born into and securing a better future. We believe that no child’s zip code should determine their future.
In 2022, we prioritized grantmaking to organizations that provide housing to the most vulnerable members of our community. Our grantees work with local communities that are especially at risk—the reentry population, youth exiting foster care and women escaping domestic violence. We are grateful to partner with organizations such as A Diamond in the Ruff that provides culturally centered, stabilizing transitional housing to women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence or who may be experiencing homelessness, and Raphael House, San Francisco’s largest community-supported family homeless shelter. We fund organizations that embrace a Housing First model, which is an evidence-based and effective solution to homelessness. Other grantees such as Beyond Emancipation and 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic serve young adults and foster youth by providing food, shelter and case management. We are honored to support their work.
Partnering with the City of San Francisco to operate the Lower Polk TAY (transition age youth) Navigation Center, providing shelter, meals and case management to youth and young adults. Additional services include a medical clinic, youth development programs and educational support.
Providing emergency and transitional housing for women and their children in Alameda County who are survivors of domestic violence and experiencing housing and economic instability.
Working with youth exiting foster care, providing housing, coaching and other services to empower youth to achieve successful and independent adult lives.
Providing a variety of programs and services tailored to assist justice-involved individuals successful reintegrate into the community, transition into stable housing, reunify with family, and develop healthy relationships.
Helping foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.
Greater Richmond Interfaith Program
Providing the only shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Western Contra Costa County. Services include case management, housing navigation and youth programs.
Providing temporary housing to women experiencing violence, addiction and homelessness and their children.
Providing cooperative supportive housing and services to women with children while helping them transition to independent living.
Providing family-centered shelter to low-income families and those experiencing homelessness to help them achieve stability and independence.
Providing home repair and renovation programs for homeowners, renters, non-profit organizations, and community spaces. The work we do creates safer, healthier neighborhoods and makes it possible for people to live in their own homes longer.
Providing compassionate care and critical services to residents of Marin County who are struggling to make ends meet but are not receiving the help they need.
Helping women that are survivors of addiction, violence, homelessness, and incarceration heal, empower, and achieve their dreams, living in their purpose.
Partnering with congregations in Contra Costa County to provide families with shelter and meals in indoor tents 38 weeks per year.
2021 Congregational Grants
Every year Episcopal Impact Fund makes grants to fund the outreach work of Episcopal congregations in the Diocese of California. Our churches are at work throughout the Bay Area, serving people who are food insecure, experiencing homelessness or who need access to high quality early childhood education. Episcopal Impact Fund is proud to fund this life-changing work.
The Community Preschool provides high-quality early childhood education at no cost for 1/3 of the children it serves and subsidizes the cost for an additional 1/3.
The Gubbio Project, now fully located at St John’s, provides sacred sleep for unhoused people in need of safe, compassionate respite during the day.
The Justice Ministries accompany newly arrived asylum seekers in the Bay Area, helping them secure housing, food, ESL classes and other assistance and providing social connection and support.
The One Good Meal Program distributes free groceries twice a month to 70-75 of its neighbors in need, including a special Thanksgiving meal.
HACS provides a hot, nutritious meal to 80-120 of its food-insecure neighbors.
St Stephen’s Church makes and delivers 110 nutritious meals a week for low-income and unhoused people in Marin County.
All Souls Parish serves it unhoused neighbors by providing a meal and other support including showers, laundry and RV encampment sewage disposal.
The Food Pantry provides free, healthy groceries to 400-600 hungry families every Saturday.
The Street Chaplaincy brings compassionate spiritual care to unsheltered people in Marin and builds and strengthens a community that includes housed and unhoused people.
Santiago will build community and provide enrichment to low-income families with children by sponsoring a free series of Afro-Peruvian music and dance classes.
All Saints Episcopal Church operates a twice monthly food pantry distributing 3 large bags of groceries per household to 240 families.
Grant to the Mission/Bernal CPMC (formerly St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital)
Episcopal Impact Fund is the founding funder of programs at the Mission/Bernal hospital that bring perinatal and pediatric mental health services free of charge to underserved people living in the outer Mission District of San Francisco. This program provides a vital resource for the health and well-being of new mothers and children and ensures that children get the best possible start in life.
Episcopal Impact Fund supports other operations of this safety net hospital, including women’s inpatient care, the newborn nursery and nurse training.
Social Ministry Grants
Using the power of art, creativity, and community to enrich the journey of aging.
Bolstering connections between children and their incarcerated parents during the pandemic by sending children’s books and cards from the parents in jail to their children.
Providing all levels of care for those seeking lasting relief from addiction.
Providing spiritual care and emotional support to some of the most marginalized residents of San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital.