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 application for the 2018 grant cycle is now available. Click here for a printable copy of the application.

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