Episcopal Impact Fund serves organizations that address the root causes of poverty in the Bay Area. In 2022, we prioritized funding organizations that provide transitional or permanent supportive housing for families, youth, or young adults. Together we hope to build a world without poverty, where all members of our community are safe, housed, and prospering.
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.
3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic
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.
Attitudinal Healing Connection
Empowering individuals to be self-aware and inspired through art, creativity, and education, and to make positive choices to break the cycle of violence for themselves and their communities.
Working with youth exiting foster care, providing housing, coaching and other services to empower youth to achieve successful and independent adult lives.
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency
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.
Supporting healthy and safe communities that foster the growth and development of children, providing a continuum of care from birth through adulthood and engaging with multiple generations in families.
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.
Equipping youth in East Palo Alto to grow spiritually, gain life skills, and develop as leaders so that they have hope and a future.
Providing a housing-first approach, coupled with supportive services, bringing dignity to their clients and helps them rebuild their community.
Growing fresh, healthy food for those who need it and providing education and workshops that empower people to grow their own food and connect with their neighborhood.
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.
Helping women that are survivors of addiction, violence, homelessness, and incarceration heal, empower, and achieve their dreams, living in their purpose.
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin
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.
Providing houseless guests with sacred sleep, access to basic healthcare, daily provisions, and supplies necessary for those living on the streets.
Partnering with congregations in Contra Costa County to provide families with shelter and meals in indoor tents 38 weeks per year.
Every year, Episcopal Impact Fund makes grants to fund the outreach work of Episcopal congregations in the Diocese of California. These churches are addressing urgent needs throughout the Bay Area, serving people who are food insecure, experiencing homelessness or who have barriers to accessing high quality early childhood education. Episcopal Impact Fund is proud to fund this life-changing work.
All Saints Episcopal Church, San Francisco – Haight Ashbury Community Services
Haight Ashbury Community Services (HACS) provides a hot, nutritious meal to up to 120 of its food-insecure neighbors, including families who are unhoused.
All Saints Episcopal Church, San Leandro – Food Pantry
All Saints Episcopal Church operates a robust twice monthly food pantry that distributes three large bags of groceries per household to local neighbors. Each food pantry is currently frequented by 300 households – triple the pre-pandemic rate.
All Souls Episcopal Parish, Berkeley – Open Door Dinner
All Souls Parish serves a monthly “Open Door” dinner meal to residents of their new affordable senior residence, Jordan Court.
Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda – Homeless Warming Shelter
The Homeless Warming Shelter at Christ Church Alameda provides shelter, toiletries, and meals to individuals experiencing homelessness in Alameda. Funding from the Impact Fund supported the expansion of the shower program for unhoused neighbors.
Christ Church Portola Valley & Woodside – “Welcome Home" Supplies for Families
Christ Church Portola Valley & Woodside provides linens and other household supplies to residents of the Life Moves Family Shelter program in an ongoing effort to support families experiencing poverty in their community.
Christ Church Sausalito – Meals for Seniors
Christ Church Sausalito provides substantial homemade meals to 25-30 food insecure and isolated seniors weekly in the Sausalito/Marin City area.
Episcopal Church of our Savior, Oakland
Episcopal Church of our Savior created new programs to assist isolated seniors and other members of their congregation, including translation services, ESL/literacy, and other much needed support.
Church of the Resurrection, Pleasant Hill
Church of the Resurrection maintains a fruit orchard - orange, apple, lemon, grapefruit, and fig - that provides 1500 to 2000 pounds of fruit to Contra Costa Food Bank annually.
The Community Preschool at Grace Cathedral
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.
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, San Francisco – The Gubbio Project
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 Impact Fund grant will allow the church to refinish damaged floors and install a secure storage system for use by The Gubbio Project.
Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco – Justice Ministries
St Mary the Virgin’s Justice Ministries program provides accompaniment to newly arrived asylum seekers in the Bay Area, helping them secure housing, food, ESL classes and other assistance, as well as much needed social connection and support.
Holy Child and St. Martin Episcopal Church, Daly City
Holy Child supports 50-70 of its neighbors experiencing food insecurity and poverty by providing healthy, fresh delicious meals in collaboration with local Lucky and Trader Joe’s supermarkets.
St. James Episcopal Church – Iglesia Episcopal de Santiago, Oakland
Santiago will build community and provide enrichment to low-income families with children by sponsoring a free series of Afro-Peruvian music and dance workshops and summer camp for neighborhood children. The church, in collaboration with Indigenous Permaculture, will also provide groceries for participant families.
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco – The Food Pantry
The Food Pantry provides free, healthy groceries for up to 600 hungry families every Saturday.
St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, Novato
St. Francis Free Food Pantry was founded during the pandemic, in response to the increased need in the local community. It supports a neighborhood where more than 20% of residents live at or below the poverty line.
St. John's Episcopal Church, Ross – St Vincent's Meal Bag Ministry
St John’s Church makes and delivers 100-150 nutritious meals a month for low-income and unhoused people in Marin County.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto
St Mark’s collaborates with Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy to support trauma-informed chaplaincy services to incarcerated people in Santa Clara County.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Belvedere – St Vincent’s Meal Bag Ministry
St Stephen’s Church makes and delivers 100+ nutritious meals a week for low-income and unhoused people in Marin County.
Trinity Church supports Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto by providing back-to-school supplies and Christmas gifts to families in East Palo Alto.
True Sunshine Episcopal Church, San Francisco
True Sunshine supports their low-income congregants and community with programs, including a no-cost after school program in conjunction with Jean Parker Elementary School.
Grant to the Mission/Bernal CPMC (formerly St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital)
Episcopal Impact Fund is the founder and lead funder of two innovative 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. These programs provide 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.
The Perinatal Mental Healthcare Program provides critical psychiatric and psychological care to pregnant women and new mothers free of charge. By embedding this program within existing labor and delivery services, we ensure that women receive the care they need in a familiar and trusted setting.
The Pediatric Mental Healthcare Program brings onsite, outpatient mental health care resources to low-income children and their families. Our grant enables these services to be offered free of charge to all patients.
Social Ministry Grants
Using the power of art, creativity, and community to enrich the journey of aging.
Housing stabilization program for adults exiting the criminal justice system who are on parole or participating in the Post-Release Community Supervision Program.
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.
By supporting organizations that influence the policies affecting children, youth, and families, we impact the systemic inequalities that fuel poverty in the Bay Area. In 2022, Episcopal Impact Fund initiated grants to organizations that are working and speaking up on behalf of our neighbors living in poverty.
California Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (CASA)
California Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) raises awareness of the need for Court Appointed Special Advocates across our state and provides support, advice, resources, and oversight to maintain high-quality programs that serve children’s best interests. CASA advocates for legislation that benefits children in foster care.
Parent Voices Oakland (PVO) is a parent-led grassroots organization that advocates for affordable, accessible, quality childcare. PVO organizes and empowers families with the highest need to build effective campaigns toward economic and educational justice.
Episcopal Impact Fund Sunday Grantees
Berkeley Food & Housing Project
Providing emergency food and shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing with support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Building communities with underserved individuals and families, where they are safely and supportively housed, free from homelessness and domestic violence.
Providing a trusted gathering place and creatively offer as many elements of home as possible for our neighbors on the margins.
Providing solutions to homelessness and advocacy in Marin County with services designed to end homelessness for every person served, whatever their circumstances.
Strengthening their community by providing children, families, and older adults the support and tools to realize their full potential and lead healthy, stable lives.
Removing barriers to stable housing through compassionate services, education, shelter and advocacy.