Episcopal Charities and Community Services’ ministries help people in the Diocese of Chicago experience God’s transforming grace. We provide support to congregations, our ministry partners, and other community organizations with both unrestricted grants and intellectual capital to enable a wide range of social service initiatives which serve more than 60,000 men, women, children, and families across the Diocese each year.
In the last 10 years alone, Episcopal Charities and Community Services has distributed more than $11 million in grants to its partner agencies, congregations and community development efforts. Partners and peers respect Episcopal Charities and Community Services for good governance and responsible stewardship of resources. In addition, our partners regularly draw upon our pool of experts in business, education, philanthropy, and theology to address solutions “for communities, by communities.”
Known for good governance and responsible stewardship of resources, Episcopal Charities and Community Services is an independent 501(c)3, with a separate board of trustees. We are funded by voluntary charitable gifts from individuals, congregations, businesses, foundations, and others. 100% of donations to Episcopal Charities and Community Services go directly toward making a difference in the lives of individuals and families in northern Illinois.
Episcopal Charities’ ministry is entirely funded by voluntary charitable donations received from individuals, congregations, businesses, and foundations. Because income from invested funds is used to pay for modest administrative costs, 100% of every dollar contributed to ECCS is applied directly to programs and agency support.
Episcopal Charities and Community Services is the premier resource for public ministry in the Diocese of Chicago and the most comprehensive Episcopalian social service network in the region. Whether offering your financial resources or your time, the Episcopal Charities and Community Services ministry is a meaningful way for all of those who want to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly” to live with your God.
A wide range of opportunities exist for those who are seeking a way to live out their Christian values by serving others. For instance, you can: