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Night of Light 2020

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Honorary Chairs, Cricket Jones and Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral

A Virtual Night of Light, All Together in Spirit

Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever, virtual Night of Light!

This year's event was hosted from home by our honorary chairs and dedicated supporters, Cricket Jones and Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral and honored the dedication and devotion of the frontline responders to the COVID-19 pandemic and all who struggle for racial justice in the Diocese of California.

Over 350 people joined us online for an exceptional evening filled with music, inspirational stories, and tremendous generosity that garnered over $350,00 in support of the Impact Fund's mission: addressing the root causes of intergenerational poverty throughout the Bay Area.

If you weren't able to attend the event, we invite you to watch this recording.

Grantee Spotlight

This has been a uniquely challenging year and your support allows us to meet those challenges head-on as we provided assistance to 100+ non-profit organizations, including Monument Crisis Center, Youth Spirit Artworks and Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy, and every congregations in the Diocese of California.

Monument Crisis Center is an East Bay family resource center whose mission is to provide food, education, referrals and other assistance to families and individuals in crises. MCC also promotes community awareness of needs and available resources for at-risk and low-income people in Contra Costa County.

 

In response to the community need during the pandemic, Monument Crisis Center activated a disaster plan for emergency food distribution, providing groceries and other necessities to those in need three times a week.

 

Episcopal Impact Fund has been a proud and long-term supporter of Monument Crisis Center.

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Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) is an interfaith “green” art jobs and job training program located in Berkeley and committed to empowering homeless and low-income youth. In response to the youth housing crisis--there are an estimated 1700 homeless youth In Alameda County, with only 36 youth-designated beds--, YSA’s young people initiated a Tiny House Project to build affordable housing.  

Each youth living in the Tiny Home village will be fully integrated into YSA's job training program and have access to  wrap-around services and case management. Over three years, youth will transition from homelessness/unstable housing to financial self-sufficiency and stability.

Episcopal Impact Fund’s grant will provide the funding to build the communal dining yurt at the Tiny Home Village.

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The Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy has a two-fold mission. One is to build bridges of support for unsheltered persons in Marin County. The second is to foster community between the homeless and the faith community in Marin. The Street Chaplain meets homeless where they are – on the street, in motels/hotels, and shelters and provides support by connecting them to housing, medical care, and financial assistance.

Episcopal Impact Fund’s grant allowed the Street Chaplaincy to hire a part-time chaplain, Rev. Marty Tracy, to minister directly to those experiencing homelessness.

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2020 Grantees

(as of August 26, 2020)

Community Grants

  • Abundant Grace Coastside Worker

  • Attitudinal Healing Center

  • Bayshore Christian Ministries

  • Berkeley Food and Housing Project

  • Braid Mission

  • Building Futures for Women and Children

  • Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants (CERI)

  • Marin Street Chaplaincy

  • Contra Costa Interfaith Housing/Hope Solutions

  • Episcopal Community Services

  • Family Connections Centers

  • Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO)

  • Food Runners

  • Friends of the Urban Forest

  • Gilead House

  • Good Samaritan Family Resource Center

  • Grace Cathedral Preschool

  • Home and Hope

  • Homeless Prenatal Project

  • LifeMoves

  • Mindful Life Project

  • Mission Asset Fund

  • Mission Bit

  • Monument Crisis Center

  • San Francisco Night Ministry

  • Oakland Elizabeth House

  • Options Recovery

  • Project Open Hand

  • Rise University Prep

  • Samaritan House

  • San Francisco Achievers

  • SF CASA

  • Sojourn Chaplaincy

  • St. John's Preschool

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin

  • The Village Project

  • Trinity Center

  • Youth Spirit Artworks

Congregational Grants

  • All Saints Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • All Saints' Episcopal Church, San Leandro

  • All Souls Episcopal Church, Berkeley

  • Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda

  • Christ Episcopal Church, Los Altos

  • Christ Episcopal Church, Portola Valley

  • Christ Episcopal Church, Sausalito

  • Christ Episcopal Church/Sei Ko Kai, San Francisco

  • Christ the Lord Episcopal Church, Pinole

  • Church of Our Saviour, Mill Valley

  • Church of Our Saviour, Oakland

  • Church of the Advent of Christ the King, San Francisco

  • Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco

  • Episcopal Church of St. Matthew, San Mateo

  • Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, San Carlos

  • Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco

  • Episcopal Church of the Nativity, San Rafael

  • Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, San Rafael

  • Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, San Rafael

  • Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, San Mateo

  • Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Belmont

  • Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Berkeley

  • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

  • Grace Episcopal Church, Martinez

  • Holy Child and St. Martin, Daly City

  • Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Castro Valley

  • Holy Family Episcopal Church, Half Moon Bay

  • Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, Corte Madera

  • Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Menlo Park

  • Holy Trinity/La Santisma, Richmond

  • SEA Church, San Bruno and South San Francisco

  • St. Aidans Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, Bolinas

  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Albany

  • St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, San Carlos

  • St. Anna's Episcopal Church, Antioch

  • St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Fremont

  • St. Anselm's Episcopal Church, Lafayette

  • St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Oakland

  • St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Livermore

  • St. Clare's Episcopal Church, Pleasanton

  • St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Berkeley

  • St. Columba's Episcopal Church, Inverness

  • St. Cuthebert's Episcopal Church, Oakland

  • St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • St. Dorothy's Rest Camp and Conference Center, Camp Meeker

  • St. Edmund's Episcopal Church, Pacifica

  • St. Francis Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, Novato

  • St Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • St. James' Episcopal Church, Fremont

  • St. James' Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • St. James/Iglesia de Santiago, Oakland

  • St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Clayton

  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Oakland

  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Ross

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Crockett

  • St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Concord

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Burlingame

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, San Rafael

  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Redwood City

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Orinda

  • St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Danville

  • Trinity + St. Peter's, San Francisco

  • True Sunshine Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • The Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg