Learn About Our Grants

Apply for a Grant from ECF

We are currently accepting LOIs for our Spring 2022 General Grants. To be considered for these grants, applicants will submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to Apply for Grant Funding. Based on the received LOIs, ECF will then extend an invitation to selected applicants to complete the full General Grant Application. We STRONGLY recommend connecting with our Executive Director prior to completing your LOI. If you have any questions about whether or not your organization/parish qualifies, please contact our Executive Director.

Criteria for Applying

    • Organizational Status: We fund Episcopal parishes and their nonprofit partners based on the following criteria:
      • Either you are a parish/worshiping community in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, have filed a current Annual Parochial Report, and comply with Canon 20;
      • OR you are a nonprofit organization with a substantial relationship with a qualifying parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta; you must also be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit or have a qualifying fiscal agent.
    • Mission-Oriented: We support ministries working with the poor and oppressed, particularly efforts around hunger, homelessness, generational poverty, refugee services, human trafficking victims, and those whose lives have been impacted by the criminal justice system.
    • Geographical Area: We support ministries working in our local communities in Middle and North Georgia.
    • Sustainable, Episcopal Partnerships: We prioritize collaborations that strengthen ministry with those in need while also providing an opportunity for Episcopalians to experience spiritual growth through their service.
    • Project-Oriented Impact: As ECF’s grants serve the entire Diocese of Atlanta, projects which are oriented around capacity building and capital needs are significantly more attractive as they do not require annual renewal. ECF prioritizes requests that support creating new programs, expanding existing efforts, or innovative ideas and solutions.

**Please Note** Strong preference will be given to organizations that have not previously received funding.
If you have previously received ECF funding, please review our guidelines for reapplication.

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Fall 2021 Cycle

We will be accepting LOIs for our Fall 2021 Grant Cycle until March 31, 2021. You will receive a confirmation email once your form has been submitted. It is HIGHLY recommended that you review the LOI Instructions prior to completing the LOI Form as they offer many guidelines for completing the LOI Form.

LOIs Accepted
Oct 7, 2020 – March 31, 2021

Statements of Support Due (nonprofits only)
March 31, 2021

Invitations Extended
May 15, 2021

If Invited, Applications Due
June 30, 2021

Site Visits Conducted
July 7-31, 2021

Grants Awarded
September 1, 2021

Public Announcement of Grants
October 1, 2021

Reports Due
Based on Individual Grants

Spring 2022 Cycle

We will be accepting LOIs for our Spring 2022 Grant Cycle until September 30, 2021. You will receive a confirmation email once your form has been submitted. It is HIGHLY recommended that you review the LOI Instructions prior to completing the LOI Form as they offer many guidelines for completing the LOI Form.

LOIs Accepted
April 21, 2021 – Sept 30, 2021

Statements of Support Due (nonprofits only)
Sept 30, 2021

Invitations Extended
Nov 15, 2021

If Invited, Applications Due
Dec 31, 2021

Site Visits Conducted
Jan 7-31, 2022

Grants Awarded
March 1, 2022

Public Announcement of Grants
April 1, 2022

Reports Due
Based on Individual Grants