Apply for a

Basic Human Needs Grant

Applications for Basic Human Needs grants are due October 9, 2020 at 5 pm. 

Applications not completed by this time will not be considered for funding.


Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.

Important Dates

  • Applications for Basic Human Needs grants are due October 9, 2020 at 5 pmApplications not completed by this time will not be considered for funding.

  • Applicants will be notified of the Board's decision through email in late January.

  • Grants are disbursed in two payments in March and September.


Application & Resources


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Current Basic Human Needs Grantees

All Saints Community Meal
All Saints Church, Manhattan
Angel Food East
St. John's Church, Kingston
Ascension Food Pantry
Church of the Ascension, Mount Vernon
Ascension Outreach Inc.
Church of the Ascension, Manhattan
Atonement Food Pantry
Church of the Atonement, Bronx
Bienestar en Port Chester: A Collaborative Ministry for Wellbeing in Mind, Body, and Spirit
Christ Church, Rye
Brown Bag Lunch Program
Christ & St. Stephen's, Manhattan
Cathedral Community Cares
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Christ Church Community Outreach
Christ Church, New Brighton
Community Center of Northern Westchester
Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs
Crossroads Community Services, Inc.
St. Bartholomew's Church, Manhattan
Emergency Shelter Partnership (Mount Kisco)
St. Matthew's Church, Bedford
English as a Second Language
St. Mary's Ghanaian
Fed By Grace
Grace Church, Port Jervis
Feeding Ministry
Christ Church, Ramapo
Feeding Westchester's Hungry
Church of the Good Shepherd, Granite Springs
Food Pantry
St. Mary's Church, Staten Island
Food Pantry
St. Peter's Church (Chelsea), Manhattan
Food of Life/Comida de Vida Food Pantry
St. Thomas Church, Amenia Union
Fred's Pantry (CHHOP)
Church of the Divine Love
God in Action - Food Alliance
Grace Church/La Gracia, White Plains
Grace Immigrant Outreach (GIO)
Grace Church, Millbrook
Grace's Kitchen
Grace Church, Nyack
Grace's Kitchen (Lifting Up Westchester)
Grace Church, White Plains
Healthy Living/Sustainability
Church of the Mediator, Bronx
Helping Hands Interfaith Coalition for the Homeless of Rockland County
St. Mary's Church, Tuxedo
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Church of the Holy Apostles, Manhattan
Holyrood Food Fest
Holyrood, Manhattan
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison
Christ Church, Rye
LSA Family Health Services, Inc.
Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan
Moravian Open Door
Church of the Incarnation, Manhattan
New York Common Pantry
Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan
Ossining Emergency Shelter
St. Paul's on the Hill, Ossining
Our Lord's Soup Kitchen and Pantry
Grace Church, West Farms
Pathways Drop-in Program
All Angel's Church, Manhattan
Church of the Epiphany, Manhattan
Rondout Valley Food Pantry
Christ the King, Stone Ridge
Saint Ann's Church Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
St. Ann's Church of Morrisania, Bronx
Saint Ignatius of Antioch Soup Kitchen
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan
Saint James Food Pantry
St. James Church (Fordham), Bronx
Saints John Paul & Clement Food Pantry
Sts. John, Paul, & Clement Church, Mount Vernon
San Andres Food Pantry
Iglesia Memorial de San Andres, Yonkers
Shepherd's Kitchen
Iglesia del Buen Pastor, Newburgh
Sloatsburg Food Pantry
St. Mary's Church, Tuxedo
St John's Caring Hands Food Pantry
St. John's Church, Monticello
St Michael's Outreach Program
St. Michael's Church, Manhattan
St. Andrew's Kitchen
St. Andrew's Church, Bronx
St. Edmund Church Outreach Food Pantry
St. Edmund's Church, Bronx
St. Georges Food Pantry
St. George's Church, Newburgh
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Feeding Program
St. Margaret's Church, Bronx
St. Paul's Food Pantry
St. Paul's Church, Bronx
St. Paul's Food Pantry
St. Paul's Church, Poughkeepsie
St. Peter's Love Kitchen and Love Pantry
St. Peter's Church (Westchester Square), Bronx
Sunday Meals Program
Church of St. Matthew & St. Timothy, Manhattan
The Community Food Pantry at St. Mary's Mohegan Lake
St. Mary's Church, Mohegan Lake
The Guild of Saint Margaret Soup Kitchen and Emergency Food Pantry
Grace Church, Middletown
The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, Inc.
St. Mark's Church, Mount Kisco
The Next Step: Intensive Support
St. Matthew's Church, Bedford
The Pantry at SUNY Ulster
St. Andrew's Church, New Paltz
Ulster Immigrant Defense Network, Inc.
Holy Cross/Santa Cruz, Kingson
WANA We Are Not Afraid Community Resource Center Inc.
St. Mary's Church, Harlem
Wednesday Night Dinner Program
Church of the Epiphany, Manhattan
West Side Campaign Against Hunger
Christ & St. Stephen's, Manhattan