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ECF Mission, Vision, & Impacts

ECF partners with congregations, dioceses, and other Episcopal faith communities, empowering them to engage in visioning and planning, develop effective lay+clergy leadership teams, and raise financial and other resources for ministry. ECF's programs, products, and services help congregations respond to the changing needs of the Episcopal Church in the 21st century. Through ECF's programs lay+clergy leadership teams bring about transformation, renewal, and positive change in their communities, live out Christian stewardship, and develop new approaches to mission and ministry. ECF is a lay-led and independent organization, serving the Episcopal Church since 1949.


The mission of the Episcopal Church Foundation is to strengthen the leadership and financial capabilities of Episcopal congregations, dioceses, and related organizations to pursue their mission and ministry.


The vision for the Episcopal Church Foundation is to be a comprehensive and holistic resource that helps revitalize Episcopal communities of faith.


ECF offers services to help Episcopal communities thrive in a changing world.

Our programs strengthen congregations, help envision new ministries, and provide the tools leaders need to succeed. All are shaped by our guiding principles:
  • We equip and empower lay and clergy leaders, partnering to bring about transformation, renewal, and positive change
  • We support healthy, vital, and vibrant Episcopal communities of faith
  • We provide relevant and meaningful opportunities to live out Christian stewardship and effectively raise financial resources for ministry
  • We seek new, innovative, and mission-based ways to be the Episcopal Church of the future