COVID-19 Emergency Relief Awards

Episcopal Charities has currently awarded 34 grants to 29 programs totaling $313,576 to provide emergency support to counteract the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis.

  • After-School Program (St. Peter's Church, Port Chester)
    Offers payroll support for staff

  • Angel Food East (St. John's Church, Kingston)
    Provides PPE for volunteers, sanitization equipment, and subsidizes food costs

  • Blue Skies Summer Camp (St. Peter's Church, Port Chester)
    Supports staff payroll, and purchases supplies for campers, including routers for campers without WiFi access

  • Childcare Center (Christ Church, Poughkeepsie)
    Funds scholarships for essential workers

  • Christ Church Feeding Satellite (Christ Church/St. Paul's, Poughkeepsie)
    Funds an emergency satellite to provide greater community food access

  • Crossroads Community Services (St. Bartholomew's Church, Manhattan)
    Purchases PPE for volunteers, deep cleaning services, and supports payroll and food costs

  • Ecumenical Partnership (Saint Thomas Church, Manhattan)
    Purchases thermometers, PPE, and other first aid supplies

  • Emergency Food Pantry (Grace Church/La Gracia, White Plains) 
    Supports Grace Church's in-house emergency food pantry

  • Emergency Shelter Partnership (St. Matthew's Church, Bedford)
    Funds a cleaning service, laundry, and partitions for shelter guest safety, supports payroll

  • Food Basket Program (Christ Church, Staten Island)
    Purchases food and supplies for emergency food basket distribution service

  • Food Distribution Alliance (Grace Church/La Gracia, White Plains)
    Purchases supplies for an emergency food distribution network

  • Food Fest (Church of the Holyrood, Manhattan)
    Helps with distribution costs including food and supplies for delivery

  • Food of Life/Comida de Vida Food Pantry (St. Thomas Church, Amenia Union)
    Supports staff pay, truck rental, and other distribution costs

  • Food Pantry (Christ Church of Ramapo, Suffern)
    Purchases supplies and food for grab-and-go meal program and food pantry

  • Food Pantry (Church of the Atonement, Bronx)
    Supports food pantry costs to maintain operation

  • Food Pantry (St. James Church, Fordham)
    Offsets food and supply costs to maintain operation

  • Food Pantry (St. Paul's Church, Bronx)
    Purchases PPE for volunteers, subsidizes food and supply costs

  • Food Pantry (St. Peter's Church, Chelsea)
    Supports rising food costs

  • Fred's Pantry (St. Peter's Church, Peekskill)
    Supports food costs

  • Guild of St. Margaret's Soup Kitchen (Grace Church, Middletown)
    Funds an emergency food pantry

  • Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (Holy Apostles Church)
    Maintains daily soup kitchen operation 

  • Hudson Link for Higher Education (Christ's Church, Rye) 
    Supports recently released individuals with expenses for basic human needs

  • Nesin Cultural Arts (St. John's Church, Monticello)
    Purchases software and supplies (including ukuleles and hand bells) for virtual summer camp

  • Overnight Shelter (Trinity Church, Ossining)
    Supports staffing and supply costs, including daily sanitization

  • Pathways Drop-In Program (All Angels Church)
    Funds staff pay/travel, telecommunications, and other supplies

  • Rural & Migrant Ministries, Inc.
    Helps fund financial assistance for rent and bills, groceries, and transportation costs for families

  • St. John's in the Village with Invisible Hands (St. John's in the Village Church, Manhattan)
    Purchases groceries and household items for delivery program for seniors without internet access or non-vulnerable assistance

  • Shepherd's Kitchen (El Buen Pastor)
    Supports increased need and costs for Shepherd's Kitchen

  • Soup Kitchen (St. Ignatius of Antioch)
    Purchases food and supplies to support increased need

  • Ulster Immigrant Defense Network (Holy Cross Church/Santa Cruz Parochial Mission)
    Provides rent assistance for immigrants and increases food distribution

  • Youth Programs (St. Edmund's Church, Bronx)
    Purchases food, sanitizing supplies, and PPE in preparation for fall After-School program, subsidizes volunteer stipends


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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