The Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF) has announced that the deadline for submitting applications for 2020 grants will be Monday, September 16, 2019. Episcopal congregations within the Diocese of Southern Ohio are encouraged to apply for grants tosupport ministries that actively engage and connect their parishioners to their communities and neighbors in need.

Visit ECSF’s website,, to download copies of the funding criteria, grant applications, and instructions. Upon completion of your application, please send all documentation to For those that need to mail applications, please send to: ECSF Grant Application, Diocese of Southern Ohio, 412 Sycamore St, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Applications mailed to ECSF must be postmarked by September 16, 2019.

If at any time you need help or have questions about the application or process, please contact the Rev. Terri J. Thornton, Ministry Leader ( or 800/582-1712, ext. 130).

ECSF is the supporting foundation of the Diocese of Southern Ohio whose mission is to inspire and support each other in the living out of our Baptismal Covenant through active, generous, and committed congregations and their outward-looking ministries.