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.
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.
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.
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 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)
Episcopal Relief and Development - hurricane relief
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
Episcopal Church Women
St. James Commons
65 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611