Episcopal Charities makes grant announcement in Marin County

Posted on February 25, 2014

Episcopal Charities is pleased to announce the 2014 Marin Action Network grant of $10,000 to Gilead House. Through their annual Action Network process — where participants from each deanery in the Diocese of California make recommendations — Action Networks enable Episcopal Charities to stay in tune with the needs in each corner of the San Francisco Bay Area and to help select organizations each year that are doing new and transformational work to lift people out of poverty.

Gilead House offers hope to women and children in need by providing transitional housing and life skills education that leads to independence and a future filled with promise. Episcopal Charities’ $10,000 grant, which is renewable for two additional years, will help expand Gilead House’s educational program.

Additionally, a one time, $1,000 grant will be given to support the work at the Brain Injury Network, another program recommended by the Marin Action Network. This organization helps people rehabilitate from strokes and other acquired brain injuries, without regard to their ability to pay.

Episcopal Charities also is proud to offer web support to Five4Five, another organization that surfaced through the Marin Action Network. Help with content updates and connecting them with a volunteer to rebuild their website are all in the works now. Five4Five offers education and mentoring to low income students in Marin County.

Episcopal Charities is a grant-making organization dedicated to making strategic grants that address root causes of poverty through efforts in Education, Healthcare, and the Environment in the Diocese of California. Episcopal Charities makes grants to the best and brightest organizations around the Bay Area in an effort to break the cycle of poverty and lift people up regardless of their background.  In addition to awarding grant money to organizations, Episcopal Charities is able to connect professional level volunteers to help take these groups to the next level of success and sustainability.