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Providing Clarity to Confusing Terms

The purpose of the Diocese of Atlanta’s Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia is to assist members within our community of faith in creating legacy gifts through Wills and other planned giving instruments. In so doing, this ministry will be securing financial resources to serve the poor and the oppressed in our area, a charge given to us by Jesus himself.

It Takes a [Rainbow] Village

Rainbow Village received a $17,819 General Grant from ECF in 2018 in partnership with Christ Episcopal Church (Norcross). In its study “Creating High Impact Nonprofits,” the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society concluded the following: Conventional wisdom says that … Continue Reading →

Homelessness to Homefulness

I suppose Eve and Adam were the first tenants to be evicted from their home back at the beginning of Creation. Perhaps back then, grounds for eviction was failure to abide by the landlord’s contract, so they and all their … Continue Reading →

What is a required minimum distribution?

ECF can accept your charitable donation from your IRA and distribute your gift to your parish, ministries in our Diocese that you are passionate about, and to our grantmaking fund which ensures ECF is able to continue helping Episcopal parishes serve the poor and oppressed for decades to come.

Generational Poverty? God’s Got a Plan for That.

Part of ECF’s charge is to support ministry for our siblings and children among us trapped in generational poverty. Generational poverty differs from situational poverty. Situational poverty is a condition caused by a sudden crisis, like environmental disasters, divorce, job … Continue Reading →

CARES Act Introduces Giving Incentives for 2020

In March 2020, Congress passed an economic relief package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, “The CARES Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, … Continue Reading →