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Episcopal Impact Fund Announces 2022 Community Grants

Your Donations are Making a Difference for Children and Families in the Bay Area Living in Poverty




Episcopal Impact Fund is proud to support these organizations and their innovative work providing supportive housing and serving families, children and youth living in poverty. We are deeply grateful for their work in the Bay Area.” —Christina Alvarez, Episcopal Impact Fund, Incoming Executive Director


In 2022, we prioritized grantmaking to organizations that provide housing to the most vulnerable members of our community. Our grantees work with local communities that are especially at risk—the reentry population, youth exiting foster care and women escaping domestic violence. We are grateful to partner with organizations such as A Diamond in the Ruff that provides culturally centered, stabilizing transitional housing to women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence or who may be experiencing homelessness, and Raphael House, San Francisco’s largest community-supported family homeless shelter. We fund organizations that embrace a Housing First model, which is an evidence-based and effective solution to homelessness. Other grantees such as Beyond Emancipation and 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic serve young adults and foster youth by providing food, shelter and case management. We are honored to support their work.


Our 2022 Community Grantees are:

  • 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic Partnering with the City of San Francisco to operate the Lower Polk TAY (transition age youth) Navigation Center, providing shelter, meals and case management to youth and young adults. Additional services include a medical clinic, youth development programs and educational support.

  • A Diamond in the Ruff Providing emergency and transitional housing for women and their children in Alameda County who are survivors of domestic violence and experiencing housing and economic instability.

  • Beyond Emancipation Working with youth exiting foster care, providing housing, coaching and other services to empower youth to achieve successful and independent adult lives.

  • B.O.S.S. (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency) Providing a variety of programs and services tailored to assist justice-involved individuals successful reintegrate into the community, transition into stable housing, reunify with family, and develop healthy relationships.

  • ​First Place for Youth Helping foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.

  • Greater Richmond Interfaith Program Providing the only shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Western Contra Costa County. Services include case management, housing navigation and youth programs.

  • New Creation Home Ministries Providing temporary housing to women experiencing violence, addiction and homelessness and their children.

  • Oakland Elizabeth House Providing cooperative supportive housing and services to women with children while helping them transition to independent living.

  • Raphael House Providing family-centered shelter to low-income families and those experiencing homelessness to help them achieve stability and independence.

  • Rebuilding Together SF Providing home repair and renovation programs for homeowners, renters, non-profit organizations, and community spaces. The work we do creates safer, healthier neighborhoods and makes it possible for people to live in their own homes longer.

  • Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Marin Providing compassionate care and critical services to residents of Marin County who are struggling to make ends meet but are not receiving the help they need.

  • Sister to Sister 2 Helping women that are survivors of addiction, violence, homelessness, and incarceration heal, empower, and achieve their dreams, living in their purpose.

  • Winter Nights Family Shelter Partnering with congregations in Contra Costa County to provide families with shelter and meals in indoor tents 38 weeks per year.​


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