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For over seventy years, Episcopal Charities of Rhode Island has been bringing hope to those in our communities whose needs are greatest. Through our partnerships with nonprofit agencies and church ministries, we fund them to provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those who go without and those whose voices often go unheard. By sharing the love of Christ with all our neighbors, donors, volunteers, agencies, churches, people like YOU work together make this mission possible. 100 percent of your gift directly supports the agencies and ministries we fund; Episcopal Charities has a separate endowment to cover our administrative costs.

The Episcopal Charities Annual Grants provide sustaining grants for nonprofit agencies who work with our congregations to meet needs in their local communities.

Charities NOW (link) provides small emergency grants that go out the door quickly to support feeding ministries in our churches and nonprofit agencies that partner with our churches to serve our neighbors. 

You may donate to either, or both, of these funds by mailing a check to Episcopal Charities of Rhode Island, 275 North Main St., Providence, R.I. 02903, or give online by clicking on DONATE at the top or bottom of this page.

TO APPLY FOR AN EPISCOPAL CHARITIES GRANT: The Episcopal Charities 2022 Annual Grant Application period is between May 1st and June 30th. Throughout the summer and fall, Charities volunteers review the applications and connect with applying agencies to gather more information.  The grants are awarded in December of each year.  The application, as well as information about the application process, can be found here.

Would you like to give a donation in thanksgiving for or in memory of someone? Please use this form and send it to us with your check. We’ll take care of notifying your honoree or his/her family of the gift. 

Spotlight

Mt Hope/Church of the Redeemer Plot to Plate Program
Rev. Campbell with participants in Plot to Plate

The Church of the Redeemer was honored again this summer  to partner with the Mt Hope Summer Teen Plot to Plate Program. This program mentors neighborhood youth in growing vegetables at the community garden in Billy Taylor Park on Camp Street. With the guidance of a professional chef, the participants cook the garden produce in the Redeemer kitchen.

This partnership provides a meaningful summer program for youth and seeks to address the serious food insecurity that exists in Mt Hope. It provides a safe space where community is built, fostering relationships between the parish and the wider neighborhood.

Dr. Dannie Ritchie, founder of Community Health Innovations of Rhode Island, says of this this program, “Here we understand food sovereignty as the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and the right to define our own food and agriculture systems. We aim to grow community, increase discussion, knowledge with hands-on experience for children and adults of our food system. We look to expand neighborhood leadership and where possible learn about the intersections of environmental injustice and impacts our food.

Episcopal Charities NOW supported this important ministry and partnership with a grant of $1,000. The rector presented the check to participants in the garden at Billy Taylor Park. Thank you to Episcopal Charities for supporting this vital Mt Hope program.

UPDATE: Due to the generosity of our donors, we learned that this program has been extended through the fall! Thank you!

Vegetables in the Billy Taylor Park Community Garden

TO RECEIVE AN ANNUAL GRANT: The Episcopal Charities Annual Grant 2022 Application period runs between May 1st and June 30th. Throughout the summer and fall, Charities volunteers read the applications and make site visits to many of the agencies.  The grants are awarded in December of each year.  The application (when available), as well as  information about the application process, can be found here.

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For more information, contact Betsy Fornal at charities@episcopalri.org

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