Episcopal Impact Fund Announces Six Grants to Celebrate Episcopal Impact Fund Sunday

Episcopal Impact Fund
Posted Apr 6, 2023

Episcopal Impact Fund Sunday Grantee Gallery

Episcopal Impact Fund, a nonprofit grant-making organization, and the outreach arm of the Episcopal Diocese of California, announces six grants given to celebrate Episcopal Impact Fund Sunday 2023.

In 2020, Episcopal Impact Fund Sunday was established as the Fifth Sunday of Lent by Bishop Marc Handley Andrus to lift up the Impact Fund’s mission of advancing pathways out of poverty while celebrating and fostering relationships with congregations in the Diocese of California.

In 2023, inspired by the Lenten tradition of almsgiving, Episcopal Impact Fund has given a Lenten Almsgiving Grant to one organization advancing pathways out of poverty in each Deanery in the Diocese of California. These grants were given in the names of the congregations and deaneries in which they reside.

The recipients of the 2023 Episcopal Impact Fund Sunday Lenten Almsgiving Grant are:

  • Berkeley Food & Housing Project – Berkeley Food & Housing Project provides emergency food and shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing with support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. (bfhp.org) Diocese of California, Deanery of Alameda
  • Building Futures​ – Building Futures forms communities with underserved individuals and families, where they are safely and supportively housed, free from homelessness and domestic violence. (bfwc.org) Diocese of California, Deanery of Southern Alameda
  • City Hope​​ – City Hope is the living room for those without enough living space in the Tenderloin. With programs like City Hope Community Center and City Hope House, they provide a trusted gathering place and creatively offer as many elements of home as possible for our neighbors on the margins. (cityhopesf.org) Diocese of California, Deanery of San Francisco
  • Homeward Bound of Marin – Homeward Bound is Marin County’s chief provider of shelter, housing and support services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Their services are designed to end homelessness for every person served, whatever their circumstances. (hbofm.org)​​​ Diocese of California, Deanery of Marin
  • Peninsula Family Services – Peninsula Family Service strengthens their community by providing children, families, and older adults the support and tools to realize their full potential and lead healthy, stable lives. (peninsulafamilyservice.org) Diocese of California, Deanery of the Peninsula
  • Trinity Center – Trinity Center Walnut Creek is a non-residential program serving unsheltered and unstably housed adults. They advocate for those who are seeking housing, financial stability, and wellness. (trinitycenterwc.org) Diocese of California, Deanery of Contra Costa

About Episcopal Impact Fund

Episcopal Impact Fund, a grantmaking organization and the outreach arm of the Episcopal Diocese of California, is committed to advancing pathways out of poverty for Bay Area communities, particularly in relation to our region’s housing crisis. Safe, secure, and affordable housing is fundamental to building thriving communities. The Impact Fund seeks to have a direct and measurable impact on families and youth experiencing housing insecurity and poverty by partnering with nonprofits that reduce barriers to housing stability for these families. For 45 years, Episcopal Impact Fund has provided funding, technical assistance, and professional support to strengthen communities so everyone can thrive. For more information, visit www.episcopalimpact.org.