ECF Grants Small Acts of Charity Grants for First Quarter of 2019

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Atlanta, GA, January 10, 2019 — Today the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) announces its first Small Acts of Charity grant of 2019 to Trinity Episcopal Church (Columbus, GA).

Trinity Episcopal Church will receive a grant of $4,000 to create a new room for coats and toiletries in addition to the two rooms they already utilize for men and women’s clothing. By creating this additional space, the people served by the clothing closet will have more consistent and safe access to the clothing and resources that the parishioners of Trinity have provided, and the parish will be able to ensure they have the proper equipment to handle heavy coats as cold weather is imminent.

“We are thrilled to start off our grantmaking year with a meaningful grant to the Trinity clothes closet,” said Lindsey Hardegree, Executive Director for ECF. “This effort is a clear example of a parish responding directly to a community need in a way that serves those in need while utilizing the resources that the parishioners bring to the parish. ECF is proud to support a refinement of the great work already being done in Columbus.”

About ECF’s Grant Programs:
ECF awards General Grants twice a year and Small Acts of Charity (capped at $5,000) quarterly. Applications for the Q2 Small Acts of Charity are due March 15, 2019, and General Grant Letters of Intent for Fall 2018 are due March 31, 2019. Those interested in applying for funding should visit ECFimpact.org/grants 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.

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 $4.4 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.