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The Bishops' Fund for Children

Giving children experiences that last a lifetime...

Clarence Coleridge, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (1993 – 1998) created the Bishops’ Fund for Children in 1994 to ease the plight of children at risk within the state of Connecticut. The primary mission of the BFC was to provide funds for church related, not for profit organizations, providing programs that supported efforts to promote resilience to children at risk. In addition, the BFC provided the opportunity to provide prayerful support for children at risk.

Initial funding for the Bishops’ Fund for Children was provided by a directed fund-raising effort conducted by the Diocese of Connecticut. Subsequent funds were raised annually through the St. Nicholas campaign.  In addition, an annual Bishops 5K for kids was held each spring, utilizing over seventy volunteers, to raise funds to for the operation of the Bishops’ Fund for Children. During its' first 20 years, over $1,000,000 in funding was provided to over one hundred and fifty not for profit organizations to support resilience in children at risk within the state of Connecticut.

In 2016, the Bishops’ Fund for Children entered into a new and exciting relationship with Camp Washington, The Episcopal Church in Connecticut’s camp and retreat center. In this new era your ongoing support combined with programming provided by Camp Washington enables us to make a positive difference in the lives of children.

The Bishops’ Fund for Children continues its commitment to foster and build resilience in children at risk so they will be better equipped for whatever challenges they encounter in this ever-changing world. We look forward to continuing this good work in God’s mission and exploring new possibilities for the Bishops’ Fund for Children at Camp Washington and beyond.

We invite you to make a gift that is meaningful to you.