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 ECF’s Grant Programs:
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 our website 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.