Episcopal Charities’ annual grants of unrestricted financial support help make possible the work of its ministry partners that touches the lives of more than 60,000 people across the Diocese of Chicago each year. Grants distributed by ECCS in 2012 total $657,000 and, over the past decade, exceed $8.5 million. These unrestricted funds are especially valuable to recipients who use them to ensure the excellence in their work for which public (government) funding and other private grants do not always adequately provide.
An annual allocations process begins in August when ministry partners are invited by Episcopal Charities to submit an Application for Grant Allocations to be considered as a recipient in the following calendar year. Members of the Evaluation and Allocations Committee - comprised of ECCS Trustees - complete site visits and reports of their visit before the Committee makes a final recommendation to the ECCS Board of Trustees in November.
While applicants are evaluated against criteria established by the Evaluations and Allocations Committee, in compliance with any strategic directives from the ECCS Board, adherence to the Episcopal Charities and Community Services Partnership Guidelines is an expectation of all those seeking funding from ECCS.
Applicants are notified in December of the Board’s decision and grants are allocated to recipients in quarterly installments over the following year.
Click here to download the application to request funding from Episcopal Charities in 2013. Unsolicited requests/applications for funding are neither accepted nor will they be considered by Episcopal Charities and Community Services.