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

Starting Over, St. Julian’s Episcopal Church

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.
  • 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.

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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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