The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Chicago provide up to three grants each year. These grants provide support to initiatives that represent a wide variety of programs and outreach from across the diocese.
Phoebe Griswold Grant One $1000 grant each year
The Phoebe Griswold Grant is available to any member - female or male - in the Diocese of Chicago who is developing an innovative program which provides services to women and/or families.
ECW Recognition Grant Up to two, $500 grants each year
The Recognition Grant is awarded to a parish women's organization which has provided excellent outreach inside or outside of their community. Applicant organizations must be from parishes that support the ECW through the Voluntary Financial Contribution (Fair Share) program.
Honored Women of the Diocese
Angela Watkins (Messiah-St. Bartholomew, Chicago) was honored at the 2018 Annual Meeting as the Distinguished Woman of the Diocese of Chicago.
2018 Honored Women Booklet
knitogether Supporting and connecting knitting ministries
Bring your knitting to Diocesan Convention. Submit articles and photos to The Mirror newsletter sharing the news about what the women in your church knit and for whom they knit.
Annual Giving Recipients
Each year, the ECW provides grants to a number of organizations who support work with women and families. These grants are reviewed on an annual basis and each year we seek to refine our giving to focus even more on women oriented organizations. This is the list from the 2019 Giving.
Archives of the Diocese of Chicago (Episcopal Church Women's Collection)
Youth Guidance - WOW! - Working on Womanhood
Brent House, University of Chicago
Canterbury House, Northwestern University
Grace Place, Northern Illinois University
South Loop Campus Ministry, Chicago
Western Illinois University
Renk, South Sudan - Women's Microfinance Program
Spirit Without Borders - outreach to women in San Salvador
Episcopal Church Women
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65 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611