ECW Grants

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.

2019 Phoebe Griswold Application.pdf
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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. 

2019 Recognition Grant Application.pdf
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2018 ECW Recognition Grant Recipient


This year's award is given to the women of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chicago   for their Blessing Bags outreach program.


Blessing Bags.pdf
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Honored Women of the Diocese


The Board of the ECW Chicago is requesting each parish for one nomination to celebrate the women of the diocese.  Nominations will be received and reviewed by a panel to choose the Honored Woman of the Diocese of Chicago.  Nominations will close April 5, 2019 at midnight.


All of our Honored Women and their rector will be invited to a special celebration during our annual meeting, May 4, 2019.


2019 Honored Woman Nominee Guidelines.pd[...]
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2019 Honored Woman Form.pdf
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2018 Honored Women Booklet

Honored Women booklet 2018.pdf
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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 currently, we are seeking to make our grant giving even more focused on women oriented organizations.  This is the list from the 2018 Year End Giving.


AFRECS - American Friends of the Episcopal Church in Sudan


AFEDJ -American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese in Jersalem


Archives of the Diocese of Chicago (women's Collection)


Bishop's Appeal


Episcopal Charities

     Bishop Anderson House

     St. Augustine College


Episcopal Relief and Development - hurricane relief



Campus Ministries

     Brent House, University of Chicago

     Canterbury House, Northwestern University

     Grace Place, Northern Illinois University

     South Loop Campus Ministry, Chicago

     Western Illinois University





TELA Women - outreach to women in San Salvador





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