ECF Grants $85,000 to Fight Poverty and Oppression Locally

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MUST Ministries

Today the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) announces three grants to organizations that are working to end poverty and oppression in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The grant recipients are The Friendship Center (Atlanta), MUST Ministries (Roswell), and North Fulton Community Charities (Roswell).

“The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for the services provided by each of our nonprofit grantees this cycle,” said Lindsey Hardegree, Executive Director for ECF. “We applaud these efforts to not only increase capacity through capital improvements but to streamline efforts in a way that will allow each organization to grow in the future. Each of these grants is truly an investment into the communities where our Episcopal parishes are serving.”

ECF’s spring 2022 general grant recipients:

  • The Friendship Center, in partnership with St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Brookhaven, has received a capital grant of $40,000. They will purchase a new vehicle for use with their programs which promote the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of adults marginalized by mental health challenges and by poverty.
  • MUST Ministries, in partnership with St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Marietta, has received a capital grant of $20,000. They will purchase heavy equipment for their food distribution center, including a pallet racking system and a cardboard bailer, which will increase their capacity to distribute food in an effective and efficient manner. This grant was made possible through funds generously donated via the 2022 Hunger Walk Run event.
  • North Fulton Community Charities, in partnership with St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, has received a capital grant of $25,000. They will construct a new climate-controlled storage unit for nonperishables distributed at their food pantry and clothing assistance program.

For more information about ECF grants, visit

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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