Conserve and grow the gifts that have been entrusted to your parish
Powering your ministry can require substantial resources. To be successful, congregations and other communities of faith must unite to support a shared vision, ensure that financial management organization and best practices are in place, and equip leadership with the tools and information they need to effectively raise and steward funds.
During the past four years alone, ECF has helped churches and other groups raise more than $50 million in capital funds for property, program, and outreach. Our planned giving program manages more than $30 million in life-income gifts that will ensure that resources will be available to fund future ministries. And ECF’s Endowment Management Services can assist you with everything from a $10,000 bequest to a restricted endowment worth tens of millions of dollars.
ECF’s wide array of financial services and expertise is focused solely on Episcopal parishes and organizations – and are designed to have the maximum impact on their ministries. That’s because of the holistic approach we bring to all our financially related projects. We start by empowering lay leaders and clergy with the tools they need to grow and maintain their parish’s resources.
Good stewards can transform the world.
Annual Giving & Stewardship: Combining a theological understanding of stewardship as a way of life with practical tools and information to help gather and use gifts to advance mission.
Capital Campaigns: Our proven Discern-Study-Ask methodology not only shows leaders how to raise funds, but guides them towards involving the entire congregation in a shared vision for mission and ministry.
Planned Giving: ECF can help you establish, enhance, and sustain a vibrant and active planned giving program to fund vital ministries
Endowment Management Services: By partnering with our community of Episcopal investors you can vision, administer, manage, and invest endowments and permanent funds
Episcopal Academy & Workshops: Our innovative series of workshops that equip lay and ordained leaders with knowledge, skills, and best practices