The Boston Episcopal Charitable Society, established in 1724 by charter from the king of England, provides supplemental financial assistance to individuals in Episcopal congregations throughout the greater Boston area and beyond through their parish priests.
The society provides one-time grants to help individuals in need pay rent, heat, utility bills, down payments on apartments. Each quarter, 18 grants are given in amounts up to $2,000.
Requests for aid are made by parish clergy on behalf of a parishioner - there is no formal grant application. Requests are reviewed by a three-member grants committee and turnaround time to final approval is usually less than two weeks.
The society strongly encourages parish clergy to let it know about members of their congregation who would benefit from the society’s help. Please contact the administrator for the society, Nina Faragher, by e-mail or by phone at 617-426-6051.