ECF Grants $67,100 to Fight Poverty

The Homestead at Family Promise of Hall County
The Homestead at Family Promise of Hall County

Today ECF announces four grants to St. Clare’s Episcopal Church (Blairsville), Clubhouse Atlanta (Dunwoody), Emmaus House (Atlanta), and Family Promise of Hall County (Gainesville).

“We are thrilled to support such impactful partnerships with these churches and nonprofit organizations,” said Mary-Kay Boler, Chair of the Board of Directors for ECF. “The Foundation acts on behalf of the generous donors who have contributed towards our outreach grants. We are confident these grant recipients, along with the many churches and community organizations who have received over $5 million to date from ECF, will achieve our shared vision of eliminating poverty and oppression throughout Middle and North Georgia.”

Spring 2023 Grant Recipients

  • St. Clare’s Episcopal Church in Blairsville has received a capital and capacity building grant of $16,100 for their English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. As a result of this program, St. Clare’s is engaging the local migrant population and works with migrants to overcome barriers of language. Specifically, this aids them in being successful parents and employees in the community.
  • Clubhouse Atlanta, in partnership with St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Dunwoody, has a startup grant of $6,000 for equipment and materials to add a Transitional Employment Program to their existing Recovery Through Work program. Transitional employment creates an opportunity for Clubhouse Atlanta members (adults with mental illness) to not only learn valuable, transferable work skills, but also to return to paid employment as a gateway to recovery.
  • Emmaus House, in partnership with Emmaus House Chapel in Atlanta, has received a capital grant of $20,000 to replace a vehicle. In order to lower the barrier to direct support and assistance, Emmaus House provides transportation for children and families who participate in their programs.
  • Family Promise of Hall County, in partnership with Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, has received a capital grant of $25,000 towards completing renovations for Phase 2 of the Homestead. The Homestead is a transitional housing facility which supports families experiencing homelessness. As a result, clients participate in intensive case management, counseling, and education.

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Following Christ’s example and the tradition of The Episcopal Church, we partner with Episcopal communities in the Diocese of Atlanta by providing funding, leadership, and resources to enable Episcopalians to lift up people facing poverty and oppression and to achieve significant, long-lasting change in our communities.

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