What We Do

For over 80 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has worked with an extensive network of faith-based and secular partners to advance lasting change in communities affected by injustice, poverty, disaster and climate change.

Inspired by our faith and grounded in expertise, we reach over three million people annually, achieving impact through an approach that is purpose-driven, compassionate and respectful of the dignity of all human beings. Through collaboration and shared learning with local faith-leaders and organizations with deep community ties, we strengthen each partner’s capacity to operate within highly challenging contexts and provide effective responses and care amidst disaster, crisis and growing instability.

Together, we’re making a lasting change in four interconnected global priority areas:

  • Early Childhood Development: equipping parents and caregivers so young children can reach their full potential.
  • Women and Girls: forging partnerships to reduce gender-based violence and advance equality.
  • Climate Resilience: investing in communities to strengthen resilience to climate change.
  • Disaster Response: providing emergency relief and long-term support in disasters.

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