Episcopal Community Ministries

Episcopal Community Ministries Home | About Episcopal Community Ministries | ECM Grant Application | ECM News & Updates

About ECM

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

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.

Read a message from the chair.

 

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.

Donate

Every dollar donated to ECM goes to local church outreach ministries helping their neighbors in need.

Featured Stories

ECM News & Updates

ECM: Episcopalians addressing needs through connection 750 470 Episcopalians in Connection

ECM: Episcopalians addressing needs through connection

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
Good Samaritan Adapts to Keep Serving 293 199 Episcopalians in Connection

Good Samaritan Adapts to Keep Serving

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
Episcopal Ministries Persevere with your Help During COVID-19 Pandemic 560 420 Episcopalians in Connection

Episcopal Ministries Persevere with your Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

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
Open Door Ministry Provides Essential Food & Housing Resources – Need Greater Than Ever 578 450 Episcopalians in Connection

Open Door Ministry Provides Essential Food & Housing Resources – Need Greater Than Ever

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
When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get It Done 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get It Done

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 Episcopal Church Implements Creative Solution to Safe Service 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

St. John’s Episcopal Church Implements Creative Solution to Safe Service

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
Church of Our Saviour | La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador Food Pantry Institutes Safety Protocols 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Church of Our Saviour | La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador Food Pantry Institutes Safety Protocols

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 Offers Solutions As Requests for Emergency Assistance Escalate 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

CityHeart Offers Solutions As Requests for Emergency Assistance Escalate

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
Good Samaritan Reinvents Their Food Ministry 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Good Samaritan Reinvents Their Food Ministry

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
NSI Forgoes Easter Baskets This Spring, But Still Serving Sustenance 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

NSI Forgoes Easter Baskets This Spring, But Still Serving Sustenance

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