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Impact Report - 2023

Impacting Lives

In 2023, Episcopal Impact Fund worked diligently toward a vision of an equitable Bay Area, in which every person has the resources they need to thrive. As a community, we invested over $900,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and churches advancing pathways out of poverty throughout our region.


The lack of affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area has reached a crisis point. Low-income Bay Area households experiencing high rent burdens face housing and economic insecurity that disrupt family stability. Through our Community Grants program, we fund nonprofit partners who create housing solutions for Bay Area families, children, and young adults. We support churches within the Diocese that provide basic needs such as food to community members in need.


We continue to engage in systems change work through our Advocacy program, and encourage community building and constructive social change by hosting regional volunteer days at both community partner and congregational grantee sites.


Without the dedicated support of our community, this impact would not be possible. We are deeply grateful to you for your generosity and time and look forward to a more equitable 2024.


With gratitude,

Christina Alvarez

Executive Director

Impact in Action - Past Impact Reports

Our annual Impact Reports share the news of our work with the community – the partners we've supported and the lives we've helped change.


Episcopal Impact Fund serves organizations that address the root causes of poverty in the Bay Area. In 2023, we prioritized funding organizations that provide transitional, temporary, 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.


Episcopal Impact Fund is proud to support the life-changing work of nonprofits and congregations in every part of the Bay Area. 

Advocacy Grants

By supporting organizations that influence the policies affecting children, youth, and families, we impact the systemic inequalities that fuel poverty in the Bay Area.


Episcopal Impact Fund provides grants to organizations that are working and speaking up on behalf of our neighbors living in poverty.

  • California Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (CASA)

  • Parent Voices Oakland (PVO)

Community Grants

Episcopal Impact Fund is proud to support the life-changing work of nonprofits and congregations in every part of the Bay Area. Our Community Grants focused on organizations that reduce barriers to housing stability for vulnerable members of our local community. In selecting our grantees, we look for a commitment to measurable impact, diverse leadership, and continuous learning and improvement.

  • 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic

  • Ariel Outreach Mission

  • Beyond Emancipation

  • Building Futures

  • Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency

  • City Hope

  • Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco

  • Global Communication, Education & Art

  • Greater Richmond Interfaith Program

  • The Gubbio Project

  • Homeward Bound of Marin

  • Hope Solutions

  • Housing Consortium of the East Bay

  • Insight Housing

  • New Creation Home Ministries

  • Oakland Elizabeth House

  • Peninsula Family Services

  • Raphael House

  • Trinity Center

  • True Sunshine Episcopal Church

  • WeHOPE

  • Winter Nights Family Shelter

Congregational Grants

Episcopal Impact Fund’s Congregational Grants assist churches in the Diocese of California with their social ministries serving their low-income neighbors. In 2022, the Impact Fund was grateful to fund and partner with the following churches:

  • All Saints’ Episcopal Church, San Leandro

  • Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda

  • Christ Church Portola Valley & Woodside

  • Christ Episcopal Church, Sausalito

  • El Buen Pastor, Belmont

  • Episcopal Church of the Nativity, San Rafael

  • Grace Cathedral, San Francsicso - The Community Preschool

  • Holy Child and St. Martin Episcopal Church, Daly City

  • Holy Family Episcopal Church, Half Moon Bay

  • St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Bolinas

  • St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Livermore

  • St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Pleasanton

  • St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, Novato

  • St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, San Francisco

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, Oakland

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ross

  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley

  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto

  • St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco

  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Belvedere

  • Trinity Church, Menlo Park

Legacy Grants

Episcopal Impact Fund administers The Brotherton Fund, named after the founder of the former St. Luke’s Hospital (now the Mission/Bernal Campus of California Pacific Medical Center). This hospital serves many low-income, uninsured, and underinsured San Franciscans. Episcopal Impact Fund is the founder and lead funder of two innovative programs at the hospital:

  • CPMC: The Perinatal Mental Healthcare Program

  • CPMC: The Pediatric Mental Healthcare Program


On behalf of the Diocese of California, Episcopal Impact Fund administers four endowments that specifically serve elders, people impacted by the justice system, and people in recovery. This year, our social ministry grants went to:

  • Art with Elders

  • Grace Cathedral Jail Ministry

  • Ohlhoff Recovery Programs

  • Sojourn Chaplaincy



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Join Us

Take the impact of your giving to new heights by supporting one of these special programs:

Circle of Light – Legacy Giving Society

How we use our gifts after our lifetime can be as meaningful as how we used them during our lives. Bequests and other planned gifts to Episcopal Impact Fund enable you to continue sharing your resources with the Bay Area community you care about.

Compassion in Action – Monthly Giving Circle

​When you sign up to be a monthly donor, you join a group of committed supporters who are putting their faith into action. As a monthly donor, you will provide the consistent resources we need to end poverty in our community. Your monthly gift will make a meaningful impact all year long.

The Kathleen Piraino “Say Yes!” Fund

The needs of nonprofits do not always align with granting cycles or fall within restricted categories – emergencies occur, funding runs low, life happens. Former Executive Director Kathleen Piraino always found a way to “Say Yes!” when other avenues had failed. To honor her commitment to saying yes in the face of greatest need, the Kathleen Piraino “Say Yes!” Fund will continue Kathleen’s legacy beyond her retirement.

Volunteering – Give Your Time and Talent

We invite you to step up to meet the moment and serve our community with your time and talent. Whether at a grantee site or supporting the Impact Fund’s work from inside, we welcome your support.

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