Episcopal Charities’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce 57 Basic Human Needs grants and 37 Youth Opportunity grants totaling $863,000. “The total represents a 5% increase over last year and was made possible by generous individuals, congregations, foundations and corporations that share our commitment to caring,” said President John Talty.
Episcopal Charities provides critical funding and operational support to strengthen nearly 100 local programs that transform the lives of more than 900,000 people in need each year. Episcopal Charities:
- Fights hunger through food pantries and community kitchens;
- Strengthens communities through skills-building programs that offer a path to success for the unemployed, recent immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated re-entering society;
- Protects the most vulnerable through health and wellness programs that improve quality of life for senior citizens, the homebound, children with special needs, and recovering substance abusers;
- Creates opportunities for the next generation through children’s arts, academic enrichment, and summer recreation programs.
Programs and parishes awarded funding through the 2016 Basic Human Needs and 2016-17 Youth Opportunity Grant cycles are listed here. For more information on how you can apply for funding in 2017, click here.