For Congregational Leaders

From HIM the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.    Ephesians 4:16

EPHT represents a diocesan commitment shared by the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri and the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy to the St. Louis region. The two denominations first partnered to support St. Luke’s Hospital in 1948; since that time, their work has demonstrated how jointly pursuing their missions and ministries can create extraordinary change for the community.


“As the Episcopalian prayer book states it, the mission of the church is to restore a broken world and return it to Jesus Christ. The Trust certainly puts us in places where there is brokenness and allows us to provide leadership. It provides us – in partnership with the Presbyterians – with resources that can effect change in the healthcare system,
especially among underserved populations.”

– Right Reverend George Wayne Smith, Bishop of Missouri,


“Many Presbyterian congregations use Jesus’ ministry of healing as inspiration for their own interest in healthcare. EPHT sees an opportunity for our work to be an extension of the ministry that these churches are already doing. There is an opportunity and hope that we can use this as a way to connect even more with our members.”

Reverend Terry Epling, Stated Clerk,

Apply for the Grant

2020 EPHT Application Dates 

For review at :

February meeting – Application must be received by Wednesday, January 29, 2020

May meeting – Application must be received by Wednesday, April 22, 2020

August meeting – Application must be received by Wednesday, July 22, 2020

2021 application deadlines will be announced in December 2020

The St. Louis Community Foundation is now using an online application for EPHT grant proposals which may be found here.  If your organization has applied for grant funding through the Community Foundation since August 2020, you will not need to re-register the organization, simply hit the “logon” button.  If this is your first time applying for funding since August 2020, you will need to click on the “create a new account” button.

Please note:  registration for Give STL Day is a different registration process available here from January 13, 2020 – March 31, 2020.

Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust

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