Grants $10,000 in Small Acts of Charity Grants for Second Quarter

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ECF awards General Grants twice a year and Small Acts of Charity (capped at $5,000) quarterly. Applications for the Q3 Small Acts of Charity are due August 15, 2017.

Those interested in applying for funding should visit www.ECFimpact.org for information regarding both funding opportunities as well as links to the applications. Applicants are encouraged to contact Lindsey Hardegree with any questions they may have regarding eligibility or their applications.

June 26, 2017
Today the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) announces two Small Acts of Charity grants to Church of the Common Ground (Atlanta) and Episcopal Church of the Holy Family (Jasper).

“Our Small Acts of Charity this quarter will each fund a first step towards larger efforts for these Episcopal communities,” said Lindsey Hardegree, Executive Director for the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia. “ECF has shifted our primary grantmaking to focus on larger, more impactful grants – these opportunities illustrate how a small amount can be catalyzed to create larger impact, whether through the piloting of a new program with the homeless or exploring creative uses of existing resources to better serve the poor and oppressed.”

ECF’s Q2 Small Acts of Charity 2017 recipients
• Church of the Common Ground will receive a grant of $5,000 to fund their Peer-to-Peer Pastoral Care and Connections initiative. This effort will expand and strengthen the capacity for sustained and effective pastoral outreach, connection, and care provided by the members of Church of the Common Ground to their fellow church members, and to the wider network of people who live on the margins of the streets of Atlanta.
• Episcopal Church of the Holy Family will receive a grant of $5,000 for a land use study to determine if a senior housing facility and potential land development for youth activities are viable on Holy Family’s existing 38+ acre campus. The study will consider what possibilities are available for the parish regarding housing, including placement, quantity, and land use issues (coding, zoning, etc.), and will determine if a new, impactful outreach ministry is viable for this parish.

About Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia
Founded in 1982 as the Episcopal Charities Foundation, the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) provides funding, leadership and resources to enable Episcopal parishes and nonprofit partners to lift up people facing poverty and oppression and to achieve significant, long-lasting impact in the Diocese of Atlanta. Since its inception, ECF has donated more than $4 million to promote thriving and spiritually strong individuals, families, and communities locally. Learn more at www.ECFimpact.org.

About The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
The Diocese of Atlanta was created in 1907 and serves the cities, towns, and communities in Middle and North Georgia. Led by the Right Rev. Robert C. Wright, it is comprised of 110 welcoming worship communities. Our purpose is to challenge ourselves and the world to love like Jesus as we worship joyfully, serve compassionately, and grow spiritually. Learn more at www.episcopalatlanta.org.