Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church and an independent 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in New York City and with a regional office in Accra, Ghana. We work with local Anglican Communion, ecumenical partners and other local organizations to transform lives and empower communities in four core program areas: alleviating hunger, creating economic opportunities, promoting health and responding to disasters.

Faith Affiliation: Christianity

What inspires Episcopal Relief and Development? Our work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity. We take our mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25:37-40, that call us to feed the hungry, care for the sick and welcome the stranger.

Mission: All of Episcopal Relief & Development’s international development programs seek to mobilize local resources and expertise toward sustainable, community-led programs that address poverty, hunger and disease. In our disaster response and recovery work, we seek to build resilience and reduce risk at every stage.

Key Facts: Working in approximately 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and the United States, our programs impact the lives of approximately 3 million people annually

Key SDGs Addressed: Episcopal Relief & Development’s programs work toward achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, addressing SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 and 16.

Interview: Click here for discussion from the Berkley Center at Georgetown University with Episcopal Relief and Development member Rob Radtke

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