Eligibility Requirements and Grant Guidelines

  • Episcopal Charities does not provide funding of any kind to individuals.

  • Funding is available only to programs or projects in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, which consists of the following New York State Counties: New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan.

  • Programs must represent an effort by a local congregation or group of congregations to respond to an identified need affecting members of the community in which the congregation is located.

  • Any person needing the service offered is eligible to receive the service. Eligibility for services cannot be determined by church membership, faith, or participation in church activities.

  • Programs must be non-sectarian and inclusive, and services provided cannot include religious content.


Apply for a Youth Opportunity Grant

Annually, Episcopal Charities accepts applications for Youth Opportunity grants for the summer and academic year, with applications due the first Friday in February. Click here to apply. We are using a new system, so you will need to create a new log-in (email and password). Your login information from previous YOG applications will not work. The deadline to submit the full application is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020. You can access our budget form here, but if you would like, you are welcome to use this more detailed budget form used in previous years.

Please find our signature page for grant submissions here.

Apply for a Basic Human Needs Grant


See our Basic Human Needs Grant application page here


Apply for a Professional Development Grant

 Professional Development grants aim to:

  • Increase retention of staff and volunteers

  • Assist programs in strengthening their collaborative networks

  • Enhance quality of services

To apply for a Professional Development grant, please  contact our Director of Programs, Patrick Bergquist.


Episcopal Charities provides critical funding and operational support to strengthen nearly 100 local programs working to transform the lives of more than 1 million people in need each year.

We are a Better Business Bureau accredited charity and have a four-star rating on Charity Navigator.


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