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
Loaves and Fishes, the feeding ministry at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Gallipolis, has been offering nutritious meals and spiritual nourishment to their neighbors since 1995. The church is located…read more
Summer Camp Reading (SCR) had a wonderful summer. Usually we have six week camp with six camp sites, and the locations this year were to be Christ Church Cathedral/downtown Cincinnati, Grace…read more
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