Episcopal Community Ministries (ECM) is a major source of grants for congregational ministries working to help our Ohio neighbors overcome challenges. It is ECM’s mission to inspire and support each other in the living out of our Baptismal Covenant through active, generous, and committed congregations and their outward-looking ministries. Read more.
Apply for an ECM Grant
The ECM committee evaluates and provides grant funding in support of parish-based projects that address education, hunger, homelessness, health, and social justice, with a particular emphasis on projects that address systemic issues. Read more and download the application.
Every dollar donated to ECM goes to local church outreach ministries helping their neighbors in need.
The ECM Committee reviews the applications and submits recommendations for grants to the bishop’s office. Members meet at least quarterly, and more often as needed. Read more.
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2022 Ministries and Grants
In March, ECM awarded more than $70,000 in grants to congregations across the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Read more.
ECM News & Stories of Hope
Transformations CDC is a non-profit originally started by the bilingual Episcopal church, The Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador, to help serve the needs of the undocumented immigrant community in…read more
An update from Connie Elliott on the Church of the Epiphany, Nelsonville Feeding Ministry: Due to the high level of Covid-19 cases in Athens County we had to suspend our…read more
Dear Friends in Christ, Life has been very difficult for many people in Southern Ohio – poverty, stressed families, struggling schools and communities, poor access to medical care, substance abuse,…read more
Transformations/Transformacion CDC began as an outreach ministry of Church of Our Saviour | La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador in the Mt. Auburn neighborhood of Cincinnati. Formed to help their asylum seeking neighbors, primarily…read more
After a period of discernment, the Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF) board dissolved the independent 501(c) nonprofit organization at the end of 2019 to reduce administrative costs. In January 2020,…read more
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to escalate throughout the summer into fall, many struggling local economies in Southern Ohio are even harder hit. Local outreach ministries are scrambling to meet…read more
The Northern Miami Valley Episcopal Cluster Chronicle provides a glimpse into an outreach feeding ministry: Our Saviour Provides Food and Warmth from the November 2020 Cluster Chronicle Fifty guests satisfied their appetites with a…read more
Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Church of Epiphany Feeding Ministry has continued to serve our community following the Bishop’s and the Department of Health guidelines. Our usual method of…read more
The Rev. Anne Warrington Wilson tells how Grace Church’s feeding ministry is evolving to meet community needs during the pandemic: Grace Church’s feeding ministry began in August of 2006 because…read more