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Poverty Relief Grants

Transforming lives for decades

We have a rich history of supporting communities in need. For almost 50 years, Episcopal Impact Fund has been committed to funding programs that alleviate poverty for Bay Area residents. In the current affordable housing crisis, low-income households are in economic distress as high housing costs leave them less money to spend on necessities such as food, healthcare, or education. Our Poverty Relief Grants provide a safety net to families seeking stability and a path to self-sufficiency. 

Most recently, working with long-term partners, we have focused our Poverty Relief Grants on organizations supporting our neighbors by providing food security, mental health, and safety net services. We fund food banks and perinatal mental health services. We support wraparound services for family-centered shelters, and we support addiction recovery services. We help at-risk seniors, and we fund case management services for new immigrants. Our Poverty Relief Grants have a broad and deep impact.


From our earliest days, we have sought to create pathways out of poverty for our vulnerable neighbors. Our Poverty Relief Grants will continue to fund essential programs that make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families across the Bay Area.

Explore More Impact

Monument Crisis Center is just one example of the work being done by our grantee community. Dive into the Our Grantees page and unlock a world of innovative organizations fighting to alleviate poverty. 


From grantmaking to volunteering, Episcopal Impact Fund goes above and beyond. We are grateful for their support because it allows us to go above and beyond for our neighbors experiencing poverty.

–The Rev. Justin R. Cannon, Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church, San Leandro

Poverty Relief Grantee Spotlight

Meet Monument Crisis Center

Monument Crisis Center is a community-based nonprofit family resource center serving residents of Central and Eastern Contra Costa County. Located in Concord, the Center offers nutritious food, quality resources, and referrals to low-income individuals and families in order to help them become stable and secure in our community.

Grant at a glance

  • Area Served: Central and Eastern Contra Costa County

  • Year: 2020-2021

  • Amount: $17,000

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