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ECF Grants $95,800 to Fight Poverty and Oppression Locally

Oct 29, 2020

Today the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) announces it has granted $95,800 to four organizations that are lifting people from poverty and oppression in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The grants have been made to Community Helping Place (Dahlonega), Gateway Domestic Violence Center (Gainesville), LaAmistad (Atlanta), and St. Julian’s Episcopal Church (Douglasville).

“We are proud to support these Episcopal parishes and their nonprofit partners to make a difference in their communities,” said Beth Howell, Vice-Chair for ECF’s Board of Directors. “Now, more than ever, there is so much need and these parishes are working hard to address that need.”

ECF’s Fall 2020 General Grant Recipients:

Community Helping Place, in partnership with St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Dahlonega, has received a capital grant of $15,800 to purchase and outfit a new Mobile Medical Clinic.

Gateway Domestic Violence Center, in partnership with Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, has received a capital campaign contribution of $25,000 towards building a new shelter building.

St. Julian’s Episcopal Church in Douglasville has received a capital grant of $50,000 to renovate space Starting Over, a ministry that provides a welcoming and safe space for children to have supervised visitation with non-custodial parents.

ECF’s Q4 2020 Small Acts of Charity Recipient:

LaAmistad, in partnership with Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta, has received a capacity-building grant of $5,000 to develop a marketing campaign to expand clients and volunteers for their English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

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 Q1 Small Acts of Charity are due December 15, 2020, and LOIs for Fall 2021 General Grants are due March 31, 2021. Those interested in applying for funding should visit 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.

ECF also offers a Ministry of the Month program which provides the community with an opportunity to nominate and vote on their favorite ministries and nonprofits who are doing exemplary work and creating a positive social impact. Each month the winning ministry receives a $500 donation.