Episcopal Charities


Episcopal Charities envisions an Episcopal Diocese of Chicago full of spiritually enriched communities transforming and being transformed, resulting in a more just and merciful world.

Since its founding in 1960, thousands of lives have been transformed through the work of Episcopal Charities across northern Illinois.  As the social outreach arm of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, Episcopal Charities accomplishes its mission by supporting an outstanding network of partner agencies. In addition to annual operating grants, Episcopal Charities walks alongside non-profit Partners by providing regular training opportunities for organizational leaders through the capacity-building program.

Following the completion of a new strategic plan in June 2020, Episcopal Charities will launch two new grant-making initiatives to accompany our ongoing support of current ministry partners (now called Legacy Partners).  The new grant-making initiatives represent forward movement into unknown territory and uncertain terrain where we join all who risk hope amid the deep challenges before us.

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