Episcopal Bishop of
Oregon Foundation

Episcopal Bishop of Oregon Foundation (EBOF) is an accredited non-profit 501(c)(3) organized to accept charitable gifts on behalf of and manage the assets for the benefit of Episcopal-oriented organizations that are unable to collect or manage funds for themselves. EBOF was incorporated in 1977 and is overseen by the bishop and a board of directors.


The Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling God’s work in the world by granting funds to Episcopal ministries in the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon that strengthen the community by serving others.


The Foundation envisions an Oregon where the people of the church joyfully invite everyone to share in a beloved community rooted in justice and abundance.

Grant Criteria

Episcopal Bishop of Oregon Foundation (EBOF) fulfills God’s work in the world by granting funds for ministries that seek Gospel Justice by addressing tangible needs such as housing, food, and the well-being of seniors, youth, and families. EBOF also funds ministries that serve others through healing, racial justice, and inclusivity throughout the diocese. 

Our strategic priority through 2023-2024 is to support ministries in rural communities.


    • All Episcopal faith communities
    • Affiliated Episcopal ministries such as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with relationships with the diocese or faith communities
    • Episcopal Chaplaincies


    • Alignment with the foundation’s mission and strategic priorities
    • Affiliation with the needs of the surrounding community
    • Evidence of future planning
    • Ability to grow and strengthen the community
    • Relation to an ongoing ministry or ministries of the church
    • Sustainability of staff and leadership to continue programs
    • Financial sustainability and evidence of other funding


Applications received by: Awards Determined by:
February 28 (29)
May 31
August 31
November 30

April 15
July 15
October 15
January 15