Grace Episcopal Church Foundation was established by the Vestry of Grace Episcopal Church and is governed by a Trust Agreement dated October 10, 1969. The Foundation is to receive, hold, manage and distribute funds contributed for religious purposes – to include educational, scientific, missionary and other charitable purposes that the Trustees deem worthy. Any 501(c) organization that fits the guidelines is welcome to apply. Requests are accepted from July 1 through August 31 annually and notification of grant awards are made by November 1.

The 2018 grant cycle is now closed. Applications for the 2019 grant cycle will be available here in late spring 2019.

In 2018, the Grace Episcopal Church Foundation awarded more than $70,000 to the following community organizations:

  • A Better Life
  • Assure the Future
  • Blue Ridge Community Action
  • Burke United Christian Ministries
  • Burke Charitable Properties
  • Burke Council on Alcoholism
  • Burke Literacy Council
  • Burke County Public Library
  • Cat’s Cradle
  • Catawba Science Center
  • Christmas Cheer
  • Dry Bottoms Ministry
  • Good Samaritan Clinic
  • Grace Episcopal Church Children & Youth Ministry
  • Grace Episcopal Church
  • House of Refuge
  • Morganton Day School
  • Options
  • Outreach Center
  • St. Mary’s & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (Diocese of WNC Hispanic Ministry)
  • The Meeting Place
  • United Way
  • Valle Crucis Conference Center
  • Diocese of WNC Young Adult Service Community