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.


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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 Basic Human Needs Grant

Each year in September, Episcopal Charities begins accepting applications for the Basic Human Needs grant cycle. The application deadline is the first Friday of October, this year Friday, October 4, 2019.

Applicants will be notified of decisions in late January. To see the list of programs receiving Basic Human Needs grants for 2018, click here.

Grants are disbursed in two payments in March and September.


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. Please indicate your intent to apply for 2020 by clicking here and filling out a quick form by Friday, December 13, 2019. The deadline to submit the full application is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020. 

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.