2025 Basic Human Needs Grant Application

Eligibility criteria

Program must serve basic human needs addressing the needs of Seniors, Children, Food Insecurity, Homelessness, Hygiene, Health Promotion, and Mental Health.
1. Must be sponsored by an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Southeast Florida.
2. The sponsoring church may provide volunteers, Board members & financial resources.
3. The sponsoring church may NOT operate your Program as the Director or use funds for church operations.
4. Programs should be non-sectarian, inclusive and does not contain religious content.
5. In partnership with your Sponsoring church, you agree to host one Episcopal Charities Sunday per funded year at an agreed-upon date & time with Episcopal Charities to acknowledge your Program and the Church’s vital support of you.
6. We seek Quality, Sustainability, Transparency and life changing Outcomes.
7. Upon receipt of funding, your Program will display the Episcopal Charities Logo on websites and collateral materials as appropriate.
8. We expect our Grantees to operate with the utmost integrity. If your Program is struggling, we are here to help problem-solve with you. If for any reason your Program closes, or is found to have mis-used funds, Episcopal Charities reserves the right to cease funding.

Time table

JULY 1, 2025 – Grant Application Posted on Episcopal Charities Website www.ecsefl.org
AUGUST 15, 2025 – Grant Applications DUE by 5:00 p.m.
OCTOBER 3, 2025 – Notification of 2023 Grant Recipients
JANUARY 2025, APRIL 2025, JULY 2025, OCTOBER 2025 Quarterly Grants Awarded
NOVEMBER 20, 2025 – Mid-Cycle Grant Report DUE no later than 5:00 p.m.
A satisfactory review of the Mid-Cycle Grant Report will continue your funding through 12-31-24 Please Call  (561) 249-0492 with questions & Email your Application to info@ecsefl.org

Required attachments

We need you to send the following files:
• 2025 Approved Program Budget
• 2025 Program or Organization Board List
• 2025 Program Staff Roster
• 2025 Year-To-Date Financial Statement
• 2024 Certified Audit
• 2024 Certified Audit
Please send it to info@ecsefl.org in order to process your application.
Person completing Application and Title
Email
Cell phone
Program Director
Email
Cell phone
Program Mailing Address
Sponsoring Episcopal Church
Clergy Name
Cell phone
Email
Office Phone
Church Mailing Address
Please provide a CONCISE summary of the Program & its most important benefit

Program's Demographics | Mission | Statement of Need

Program/Ministry Title
Type of Program
Mission Statement
Target Population Served
Primary Services Offered

For new programs or first time applicants

History of your Program
Please identify the Problems you will address:
Provide Statistics if available
What type of Needs Assessment did you use to determine the need for this Program
Days & Hours of Operation
If applicable, does your Program or Program Staff hold required licensing or certifications including State & Federal
Amount of requests
Year Program Began
Have you been funded by Episcopal Charities in the past?
If so, how many years?
Highest amount you’ve received
How will you balance your budget if you are heading toward a shortfall?
Your request to Episcopal Charities will make up what percentage of your budget?
How many paid staff does your Program employ?
How many volunteers offer their time to the Program?
Volunteers
for an average of
hours per week.
Use of requested grant funds
The specific use of the funds requested and how your Program will change as a result
Please list additional foundations that support your work
Please state your Top 3 measurable Program Objectives
Explain how the Program Objectives address the problems you have identified
Additional Financial Information You Wish To Share?
If any budget line item is 25% higher or lower from last year, please explain why
List Quality Assurance Steps that will occur during the year
List Evaluation Methods that will be used at the end of each calendar year
Explain how you will act on the results of your assessments & evaluation
Is there anything different this year?
How can we work together for this upcoming hurricane season and the flu season in the fall/winter/spring?
For Food Pantries Only
# of food packages distributed annually?
Cost per package?
# of unduplicated elderly served by your Program
# of unduplicated children/youth are served by your Program
# of unduplicated families served annually
Example: If 10 persons are served every week for 5 weeks, the # of unduplicated people served is 10.
% of Purchased Food
% of Donated Food
total
Must total 100%
Please list the sources of your Donated Food
For Soup Kitchens Only
# of meals served annually?
Cost per meal?
% of Purchased Food
% of Donated Food
Total
Must total 100%
# of unduplicated elderly served by your Program
# of unduplicated children/youth served by your Program
# of unduplicated families served annually
Please list the sources of your Donated Food
Clothing
# of unduplicated elderly served by your Program
# of unduplicated children/youth are served by your Program
Homelessness
# of unduplicated elderly served by your Program
# of unduplicated children/youth are served by your Program
Seniors
# of unduplicated elderly served by your Program
Children & Youth
# of unduplicated children/youth served by your Program
Hygiene
# of unduplicated elderly served by your Program
# of unduplicated families served annually
# of unduplicated children/youth served by your Program
Please share your most meaningful accomplishment in this past year AND how your Program significantly changes the lives of those you serve
Please name your Collaborative Partners, if any
Include any endorsements from Individuals or Organizations
Describe your Program’s relationship with your Sponsoring Church with regards to # of Parishioner involved, Their level of involvement, Use of facilities, Financial support and Degree of oversight by Clergy or Vestry, if applicable
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