MISSION & HISTORY
Transforming the lives of those in need.
Episcopal Charities provides critical funding, operational support and volunteers to strengthen nearly 100 local programs working to transform the lives of more than 1 million people in need each year.
Working in partnership with these programs, we help connect those in need with the generosity of caring donors and the energy of dedicated volunteers.
We strengthen communities through skills-building programs that offer a path to success for the unemployed, recent immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated re-entering society;
We protect 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;
In the true spirit of outreach, every program we support is free of religious content, welcoming one and all. We serve communities throughout the ten-county Episcopal Diocese of New York: Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange and Ulster. See a map of all our programs here.
We Support Parishes and Programs
We enhance efforts to serve more people in better and more meaningful ways by providing programs with empowering training opportunities and as-needed operational assistance. Grantees are required to attend our Sustainability Institute Workshops that provide program directors with expert-led training and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Learn more about our impact and read stories of hope and transformation from the field.
Episcopal Charities was founded in 1996 to bring transparency and professionalism to charitable giving by the Diocese of New York. Since then, we have granted more than $17 million to local programs affiliated with parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of New York serving people in need. All of this is made possible by generous individuals, congregations, foundations and corporations that share our commitment to caring.