Episcopal Charities supports new and existing nonprofit agencies in their effort to make a crucial difference in the lives of poor, oppressed and endangered individuals in need in the San Francisco Bay Area, regardless of their religious affiliation or practice.
We operate Action Networks that focus on healthcare, education, and environment, drawing people who are interested in working together to address the root causes of poverty. Action Network members give hands-on support to projects that they identify, and we award grants to the qualified agencies and initiatives that run those programs.
An Action Network is a group of volunteers that comes together to address the root causes of poverty in the areas of healthcare, education, and environment.
We award grant money to help agencies create successful programs that are self-sustaining.
In a sense, Episcopal Charities is as old as the Episcopal Church in California (over 150 years) because outreach to the poor, the oppressed and the endangered has always been a principal concern of the Episcopal community. Around 1977 Episcopal Charities was identified as a separate division within the Episcopal diocese. In 1999, Episcopal Charities was established as a separate legal entity, a California non-profit corporation qualifying as a 501(c)3 charitable organization under Internal Revenue Service regulations.
The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Chair
Mr. Chris Ball, Secretary
The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe
Ms. Katherine Bella
Dr. R. Jan Gurley
Mr. Russell Hamilton
Ms. Betsy Jacobus
Rev. Anne Jensen
Mr. Allan Jergesen
Ms. Christiana Macfarlane
Ms. Susan Malick
Ms. Lisa Striebing, Vice-President
The Rev. Sylvia Vasquez
Mr. Peter Vestal, President
Mr. Landon Williams
Mr. Tom Worth, Treasurer
Ms. Heidi Young
Episcopal Charities is a nonprofit organization incorporated under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Tax ID number is 94-3345498.