Stories from Our Community

ECF seeks to not only fund outreach ministry, but also to increase awareness and education around the issues of hunger, homelessness, generational poverty, refugees and immigrants, human trafficking, and people impacted by the criminal justice system throughout the Diocese of Atlanta.

The Face of Homelessness

The Face of Homelessness I first became familiar with and learned about homelessness at my high school, a private Catholic high school located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Like many high schools, we… Read More

There is No Single Reason for Homelessness

Understanding Homelessness  During my seminary studies at Candler School of Theology, I served as the summer chaplain at Crossroad Community Ministries. There I learned about the issue of homelessness; its causes,… Read More

Human Trafficking in Higher Education

Far-Reaching Impact of Human Trafficking According to the DEA, “human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.” This sinister… Read More

Food Insecurity: What is it?

Food Insecurity You might have heard this phrase before, but do we really know what it means? Whatever image is conjured in our minds, there is probably more to it. According… Read More

The Tendrils of Criminal Justice

What We Know about Criminal Justice We’ve read the statistics about people in the criminal justice system. We tend to pay attention to programs of rebuilding and rehabilitation. But there are… Read More

Refugees: Here in Georgia

Refugees in Georgia The term "refugee" has become a political weapon, used as a term of aggression, a form of emotional manipulation. But at the heart of it, a refugee represents… Read More

Social Justice and Human Trafficking

The Reality of Human Trafficking As with any societal issue, widespread knowledge about human trafficking is a vital asset in the efforts to attenuate it. This means having the appropriate language,… Read More

How a Family Inherits Poverty

What is your family inheritance? Maybe it’s an heirloom. I recently spoke with someone who owned a family cannon—a Civil War memento procured in his ancestorial line. Maybe you’ve inherited traditions… Read More

What is Generational Poverty?

Have you ever been in an escape room? Only through solving a complicated problem can you and your group of friends or family escape. What happens if you don’t make… Read More

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… Read More

The Matthew Project: 2013-2015

Conceived as a partnership between Episcopal Charities Foundation and Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center in 2013-2015, The Matthew Project enabled the construction of a new building for the Center… Read More