Diocesan ECW Outreach Grant Information
ECW Outreach Grants are awarded up to three times per year based on the applications received
The criteria are as follows:
- The focus of all ECW grant applications must be on women’s issues or related family/children needs.
- There must be a documented connection between your outreach ministry and the Episcopal Church.
- Grant awards are designated primarily to provide seed money to support new programs or to grow existing ministries.
- A balance will be maintained in awarding grants across Diocesan convocations whenever possible.
- The grant funds must stay within the Diocese of Texas.
- A Letter of Recommendation from your Priest or Head of Congregation must accompany your application.
- One emailed or mailed copy of your completed grant application must be received 30 days before a scheduled ECW board meeting listed below. Mailed copies should be sent to Leiselle Sadler, 9594 Doliver Houston, TX 77063.
Contact Leiselle Sadler ECW Outreach Chair,
If you have any questions regarding the grant criteria prior to submitting your grant request feel free to contact Leiselle at 713.898.2014. Applications are considered at each Diocese of Texas ECW board meeting.
Magdalene House, Austin
Lisa Martin and Susan Gezana presented our Ourtreach Grant check to Beth Magill.
The Magdalene House provides a safe healing Community for victims of human trafficking.
Lord of the Streets, Houston
We provide ministry to homeless and disadvantaged women and offer support, mentorship, fellowship and esteem building activities. We have a weekly luncheon atmosphere with women from all walks of life coming to pour into the lives of Lord of the Streets women. The grant is requested to provide weekly lunches, crafts, books, ministry items for lunch and learns and speakers. Fellowship with women's groups from around the diocese and the Houston community-at-large. The Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church offers spiritual, physical, emotional and social ministry to Houston's homeless and disadvantaged.
St. Mark’s, Austin
Our vision is to give homeless women, who already avail themselves of the services and facilities of the Trinity Center, an opportunity to maintain a level of cleanliness in a safe environment where not only their personal safety is guaranteed, but where they have no fear of their belongings being stolen. We have started our shower ministry with a $100 loan from our Women's Group and with a few donations of beach towels, and new panties. The number of women requesting showers has doubled in just two weeks and we anticipate more participants as the word spreads. We would like to keep this program up and running and are requesting a grant to help us maintain the ministry to allow at least ten homeless women each week to have a shower for the first year.
- Galveston Island Tree Conservancy, Galveston
- The Horizon School - Good Shepherd, Friendswood
- Calvary Episcopal School, Bastrop
- Grandfamilies - St. Dunstan's, Houston
- Rusk County Friends Helping Friends
- Youth Skills Program - St. James, Houston
- English as a Second Language - St. Christopher's, Houston
- El Buen Samaritano - St. Richard's, Round Rock
- Hardin County Christian Care - St. John's, Silsbee
- Rhiannon's Place - St John's, Columbus
For further information contact Outreach Chair: Leiselle Sadler, 713.898.2014