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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.

In 2021, the Grace Episcopal Church Foundation was pleased to award a total of $70,007 to the following organizations:

  • A Better Animal Life Rescue, Inc.

  • Diocese of Western North Carolina Hispanic Mission

  • Burke County Public Library

  • Burke Augustine Literacy Project

  • Teeth in Need

  • The Red Door Church of the Advocate

  • Care Foundation

  • BUCM

  • Burke County Christmas Cheer

  • Blue Ridge Service Corp.

  • Good Samaritan Clinic

  • St. Mary & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

  • Grace Episcopal Church Children/Youth

  • Burke County United Way

  • Burke County Literacy Council

  • Repay

  • Cats' Cradle

  • Big Brother Big Sisters

  • The Outreach Center

  • C2Life Foundation


The 2022 Grace Episcopal Church Foundation grant application window is closed. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by November 1. Information about the 2023 application process will be posted by April 30, 2023. 

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