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 June through August annually and notification of grant awards are made by November 1.

The 2019 Grant Cycle is now closed. The 2020 cycle will open June 1 and remain open through August.

In 2019, the Grace Episcopal Church Foundation awarded a total of $72,799 to the following community organizations:

  • A Better Life Animal Rescue
  • The Meeting Place
  • Burke United Christian Ministries
  • Burke County Literacy Council
  • The House of Refuge
  • Burke Augustine Literacy Project
  • Grace Episcopal Church Memorial Garden
  • St. Mary’s & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
  • Camp Christbound
  • Burke County Public Library
  • Burke County Christmas Cheer Fund
  • Blue Ridge Community Action
  • Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
  • Good Samaritan Clinic
  • Foothills Service Project
  • Oak Ridge Baptist Church
  • The Outreach Center
  • TOSS
  • Options
  • Burke County United Way