Episcopal Impact Fund Announces 2021 Congregational Grants
Every year Episcopal Impact Fund makes grants to fund the outreach work of Episcopal congregations in the Diocese of California. Our churches are at work throughout the Bay Area, serving people who are food insecure, experiencing homelessness or who need access to high quality early childhood education. Episcopal Impact Fund is proud to fund this life-changing work.
Our 2021 congregational grantees are:
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 – 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.
Episcopal Church of St Mary the Virgin – Justice Ministries The Justice Ministries accompany newly arrived asylum seekers in the Bay Area, helping them secure housing, food, ESL classes and other assistance and providing social connection and support.
St Augustine Episcopal Church – One Good Meal Program The One Good Meal Program distributes free groceries twice a month to 70-75 of its neighbors in need, including a special Thanksgiving meal.
All Saints' Episcopal Church, San Francisco – Haight Ashbury Community Services (HACS) HACS provides a hot, nutritious mean to 80-120 of its food-insecure neighbors.
St Stephen's Church – St Vincent's Meal Bag Ministry St Stephen’s Church makes and delivers 110 nutritious meals a week for low-income and unhoused people in Marin County.
All Souls Episcopal Parish Berkeley – Open Door Dinner All Souls Parish serves it unhoused neighbors by providing a meal and other support including showers, laundry and RV encampment sewage disposal.
St Gregory of Nyssa – The Food Pantry The Food Pantry provides free, healthy groceries to 400-600 hungry families every Saturday.
The Episcopal Church of the Nativity – The Street Chaplaincy The Street Chaplaincy brings compassionate spiritual care to unsheltered people in Marin and builds and strengthens a community that includes housed and unhoused people.
St James Episcopal Church – Iglesia Episcopal de Santiago Santiago will build community and provide enrichment to low-income families with children by sponsoring a free series of Afro-Peruvian music and dance classes.
All Saints Episcopal Church, San Leandro – Food Pantry All Saints Episcopal Church operates a twice monthly food pantry distributing 3 large bags of groceries per household to 240 families.