How are ECF grants awarded? What is the criteria?

ECF provides charitable grants from The Rt. Rev. Bennett J. Sims Endowment to create significant, sustainable ministries and community partnerships that serve people in need and encourage spiritual growth for Episcopalians through service.

  • Offered twice a year, our General Grants are available to parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and their nonprofit partners to fund collaborative efforts that utilize the skills and resources of our shared communities to make an impact for the poor and oppressed.
  • Our Small Acts of Charity acknowledge that sometimes smaller funding requests are needed to continue our work of building the Beloved Community. Each quarter, one to two smaller grants of no more than $5,000 are awarded.
  • Each spring we participate as a benefiting partner in the annual Hunger/Walk Run and offer specially designated grants to hunger-related efforts from the event’s proceeds.

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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.