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Night of Light 2021

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A Virtual Night of Light. Celebrating Together, Apart.

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2021 virtual Night of Light!

This year's event was a celebration of our amazing grantee community and the dedication and devotion of Kathleen Piraino, our Executive Director for the past ten years.

Over 200 people joined us online for an exceptional evening filled with music, inspirational stories, and tremendous generosity that garnered over $450,00 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.

Pre-show 00:00-27:30, Celebration 27:30-1:48

Grantee Spotlight

This has been a year filled with an ongoing commitment to our grantees with a special emphasis on housing. Your support allows us to provided assistance to 100+ non-profit organizations, including First Place for Youth, Hope Solutions, Rebuilding Together SF, Serenity House, and many congregations in the Diocese of California.

First Place for Youth moves Contra Costa County foster youth, ages 18–24, from homelessness and unstable living conditions into safe, fully subsidized transitional housing and helps them build the foundation for self-sufficiency through intensive case management and individualized education and employment support.

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Hope Solutions heals the effects of poverty and homelessness by providing permanent housing solutions and vital support services to highly vulnerable families and individuals.

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Rebuilding Together San Francisco preserves affordable homeownership and promotes safe housing by responding to the repair needs of low-income families and homeowners. Their work builds community resiliency and economic stability for neighbors at risk of displacement, preserves affordable housing, and ensures advocacy, support, security and safety of its neighbors.

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2021 Grantees

Community Grants

  • Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (B.O.S.S.)

  • Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO)

  • ​First Place for Youth

  • Home & Hope

  • Hope Solutions (formerly Contra Costa Interfaith Housing)

  • Options Recovery Services

  • Rebuilding Together SF

  • Saint Vincent de Paul of Marin

  • Youth Spirit Artworks

  • Attitudinal Healing Center

  • Bayshore Christian Ministries

  • Family Connections Centers

  • Rise University Preparatory

  • The Village Project

  • Serenity House (Sister to Sister 2)

Congregational Grants

  • The Community Preschool at Grace Cathedral

  • St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church – The Gubbio Project

  • Episcopal Church of St Mary the Virgin – Justice Ministries

  • St Augustine Episcopal Church – One Good Meal Program

  • All Saints' Episcopal Church, San Francisco – Haight Ashbury Community Services (HACS)

  • St Stephen's Church – St Vincent's Meal Bag Ministry

  • All Souls Episcopal Parish Berkeley – Open Door Dinner

  • St Gregory of Nyssa – The Food Pantry

  • The Episcopal Church of the Nativity – The Street Chaplaincy

  • St James Episcopal Church – Iglesia Episcopal de Santiago

  • All Saints Episcopal Church, San Leandro – Food Pantry

Social Ministry Grants

  • Art with Elders

  • Grace Cathedral Jail Ministry 

  • Ohlhoff Recovery Programs

  • Sojourn Chaplaincy

Other Grants

  • Mission/Bernal CPMC (formerly St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital)

Learn more about all of our current grantees here

Serenity House in West Oakland helps women lift themselves and their children out of poverty by empowering them to heal from trauma, transform their lives, and achieve their dreams. Serenity House serves women – especially extremely low-income African American women & their children – who have experienced gender-based violence, addiction, homelessness, trafficking, & incarceration. If a woman has no income she will receive housing and services at no cost until she has a stable income. No woman or family is ever turned away due to lack of income.

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