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.
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.
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.
ECM News & Updates
Can one person make a difference when issues are so challenging, and the need is so great? Every single person can have a significant impact on many lives by having…read more
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me Matthew 25:32 For several years the Church of…read more
Thanks to the creativity, dedication, and persevering spirit of volunteers around the Diocese of Southern Ohio, the sudden restrictions placed on churches during the COVID-19 pandemic have not stopped many…read more
The Open Door Ministry (ODM) has been serving the Walnut Hills community in Cincinnati for 47 years. They are under the direction of Episcopal Church of the Advent, where they are headquartered. ODM offers…read more
Many members of the Church of Our Saviour | La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador, and the larger Mt. Auburn community in Cincinnati, are food insecure. Sixteen percent of their guests are…read more
St. John’s in Franklinton, Ohio (Columbus) has adapted to a new normal of physical distancing necessitated by Covid-19. They moved their feeding ministry outside, staging distribution from the back of…read more
Disinfection Procedures and Safe Distancing Our pantry, which usually includes a sit-down meal twice a week as well as access to the pantry, has had to change everything. We also…read more
CityHeart first began as a hospitality ministry at the parish office of Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Dayton. By 2006 this ministry expanded to address more complex needs such as food insecurity, housing…read more
The Church of the Good Samaritan in Amelia has been running their feeding program and emergency pantry for the past seven years. In regular times, this community ministry served a free…read more
For the past 55 years Neighborhood Services Inc has been tempering the negative effects of poverty in the Ohio State University area by providing food, emergency assistance and other services. Together with…read more