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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.

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.

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.

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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

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…

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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…

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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…

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MEAC Ramps Up Food Distribution During Stay-at-Home Order 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

MEAC Ramps Up Food Distribution During Stay-at-Home Order

The Madisonville Education and Assistance Agency (MEAC) has been “lifting up one family at a time” in their Cincinnati neighborhood since 1986. Their mission is “to offer help and hope to our…

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Transformations CDC Transforms Lives Despite Evolving Challenges 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Transformations CDC Transforms Lives Despite Evolving Challenges

Life at Church of Our Saviour | La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador in Mt. Auburn (Cincinnati)  has transformed since 2006 when they became a bilingual church in their principal liturgy and official…

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