ECS Grants

ECS Grant

Episcopal Community Services offers grants to Episcopal congregations and collaborative community initiatives. Grants are available for the following: Community and ecumenical projects or congregation-based service programs responding to poverty-related issues such as hunger, homelessness, healthcare, education/youth services, and employment or vocational training needs.

Grant Inquiry forms are no longer requried. If you have a question about your program being qualified, contact Antoinette Taylor or call her at 216-774-0476.

To apply for funding in 2017, fill out a grant application and submit it electronically to or send to Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, Trinity Commons, Missions Office, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 by September 30, 2016.

If there are any questions or more information is needed, please call Antoinette Taylor in the Mission Office at 216-774-0476 or email

Download the 2017 ECS Grant Application.

Church Home Grant

The Church Home Mission Statement

In response to our Baptismal Covenant, the mission of the Church Home is to assist the elderly persons within the Diocese of Ohio through the initiation and/or support of programs which address their housing needs; and/or which provide services and assistance necessary for them to maintain their dignity and enhance their quality of life. Funding is appropriated in two cycles. Grant applications are due either on May 15 or October 15.

Download the 2016 Church Home Grant Application.

Church Home Funding Information

  1. The program must be for elderly people within the Diocese of Ohio.
  2. Program and/or sponsoring agency must have a 501(c)(3) IRS organizational status.
  3. Program must have Episcopal Church participation through one or more of the following; parish based ministry, Board of Director's membership, senior staff, significant support or volunteers.
  4. Grants may be made for capital or/or operating expenses as appropriate.
  5. The grants are dependent on the availability of funds and the funding decision of the Board of Governors.
  6. No funds will be sent until all paperwork is in.

The Sheadle Trust

Jasper H. Sheadle, a devoted Episcopalian, was an executive in the iron and steel industry of Northeast Ohio. He died in 1916. His will provided for his wife, Kate, and, upon her death, established a trust “for the purpose of providing and paying suitable pensions and giving such suitable aid and assistance…. to aged, married couples and aged women residing in Cuyahoga County or Mahoning County, Ohio.” The Sheadle Trust, administered by Key Bank and a board of trustees, continues to provide meaningful stipends to women and men who “have had their income reduced or cut off, so that they are without sufficient means to obtain the necessities or comforts of life.”

The Sheadle Trust invites women and married couples to apply for benefits. Applicants should be age 65 or over, residents of Cuyahoga or Mahoning Counties, not receiving Medicaid, and born in the United States. No single men will be accepted. Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please fill out the Sheadle Fund Application and submit it to:
Key Private Bank
Attn: Jasper H. Sheadle Fund
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114

If you have any questions, please telephone or email Antoinette Taylor at 216-774-0476 or