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)3 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 2021 Grant Cycle is now open. Click here for the application.

Please note: applications must be received in the church office at 303 South King Street, Morganton, North Carolina by 4pm on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

In 2020, the Grace Episcopal Church Foundation awarded a total of $68,250 to the following organizations:

  • Glen Alpine United Methodist Church
  • Compassionate Hearts Clinic
  • Library Foundation of Burke County
  • The Meeting Place Mission
  • Burke Literacy Council
  • South Mountain Christian Youth Camp
  • Latino Mission in the Diocese of Western North Carolina
  • Burke Augustine Literacy Project
  • Good Samaritan Clinic
  • Burke County Christmas Cheer
  • Burke United Christian Ministries
  • The Abbey of St. Thomas
  • Partnership for ReNewal
  • Care Foundation of Western North Carolina
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina
  • St. Matthews United Methodist Church/Open Hearts Place
  • TOSS
  • Casting for Hope
  • Burke Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Options