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 2017, the Grace Episcopal Church Foundation a total of $74,500 to the following community organizations:

  • Cat’s Cradle
  • Burke Augustine Literacy Project
  • Church of the Advocate
  • Grace Episcopal Church Green Team
  • Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
  • Catawba Science Center
  • Burke County United Way
  • Homes for Hearts
  • First Christian Church of Valdese
  • Good Samaritan Clinic
  • Burke United Christian Ministries
  • Options
  • North Liberty Middle School
  • Foothills Conservancy
  • Southmountain Children & Family Services
  • A Better Life
  • The Outreach Center
  • Burke Recovery
  • History Museum of Burke County
  • Circles Initiative
  • The Meeting Place
  • Christmas Cheer
  • Historic Burke Foundation
  • TOSS
  • House of Refuge
  • Camp Christbound
  • Children’s Hope Alliance
  • St. Mary’s & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
  • More Heart than Scars