How does ECF differ from other ministries in the Diocese?

  • ECF grants can support traditional and non-traditional ministries, and must have parish involvement and collaboration. Grants will NOT be funded to a nonprofit partner without a strong parish connection that is spiritually enriched by the partnership.
  • ECF grants must serve the poor and oppressed for a parish’s community, and therefore do not include building loans or funds for repairs.
  • ECF grants are not intended for individual use, and therefore do not includes loans, education funds, or other individual purposes.
  • ECF does not require a matching contribution for our grants; however, we can serve as the matching grant for a Ministry Innovation.
  • ECF grants are not supported out of the 10% Fair Share assessment, but through our endowment and donations from individuals.
  • We are the only ministry in the Diocese that provides opportunities for individuals to establish a lasting legacy to serve the poor and oppressed, as well as to honor their individual parishes in their estate. ECF serves as a resource to parishes around outreach ministry and planned giving.

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