• Transformer Awards Presentation at Convention
  • Hope's Space
  • Welcoming Refugees
  • St. George's Garden Volunteers
  • ECS Board Retreat in Willits

2024-2025 Requests for Proposals due May 1!

Episcopal Community Services has been in the forefront of helping create a CULTURE OF COMMUNITY in the Diocese of Northern California communities. In every Deanery there are congregations that are quietly doing their part to improve life for its local area. Thanks to our generous donors ECS was able to fund over $41,150 of grants in 2023-2024 for open arms projects reaching out to the people in our communities.

  • All Saints, Redding, received 2 grants: 

    • Year 2 of a Rt. Rev. Barry L Beisner Grant to support refugees

    • Year 1 of a Warrant Dunning Social Justice Grant in order to have an on-going supply of Project Restart bins available;

  • St, Alban’s, Arcata, Jerry and Jane Lamb grant to replace equipment for Camp Living Waters;

  • St. Andrew’s, Corning, Missionary Development Grant for utilities to be able to continue to host AA, NA groups;

  • St. Martin’s, Davis, Catherine and David Cavanagh Grant for Land Based Ministry;

  • St. Luke’s, Calistoga, Ministry Development Grant for the pre-School;

  • Christ Church, Eureka, Missionary Development Grant for a weekly child-centered Eucharist;

  • Emmanuel, Grass Valley, Missionary Development Grant, to refurbish an adjacent building for outreach to local youth;

  • St. Paul’s, Sacramento, Year 3 of a 3-year Warren Dunning Social Justice Grant for Hope’s Space providing respite for local medical staff;

  • St. Matthew’s Center, Year 2 of the Warren Dunning Social Justice Grant for the continuation of the Oasis Project.

This year our Transformer Awards went to St. Mary’s, Elk Grove; St. Matthew’s Church, Alta Arden, and St. Timothy’s Gridley.  The Transformer Award is given to congregations who working with their community to transform their community for Christ.

The 2024-2025 Grant Cycle has begun. Please be generous when you receive our newsletter or during the Bishop’s Appeal. ECS wants to be able to help as many programs as possible in 2024.

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        Betty Harrison-Smith, President

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