Foundation Grant Applications are due on January 29, 2023.
The Foundation is excited to announce the annual grant application and proposal submission process for 2023 and encourages ERUUF’s staff, ministry teams, and members to submit proposals for Foundation grants.
After careful deliberation and input from ERUUF’s leadership, the Foundation Board has decided to focus the 2023 grant awards on specific activities that are in alignment with ERUUF’s Annual Vision of Ministry. These encompass projects that deepen ERUUF’s commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion and/or reinvigorating ERUUF’s community through engagement, connection, and faith formation for all ages.
If funds allow, the Foundation Board will consider funding additional grant proposals that have been properly vetted and approved by the appropriate staff partner. If you have a great idea to support one of these areas of focus that fits with your ministry team’s priorities, please complete and submit the Proposal Application Form by January 29, 2023.
Eno River Fellowship Foundation Board President
In 1989, a group of forward-thinking, committed, and generous ERUUF members believed so strongly in the mission of ERUUF that they established an endowment to help ensure that ERUUF would continue to thrive well beyond their lifetimes. The Eno River Fellowship Foundation (The Foundation) develops and manages this endowment which operates solely for the financial support of ERUUF and its mission.
The Foundation is a separate nonprofit organization (501[c]3), with its own board of directors. The Directors oversee growth of the endowment’s assets and regular distributions of earnings on those assets. Contributions to the endowment are invested and only a portion of the interest earned from the endowment’s assets is spent so that the endowment can continue to grow and maintain its purchasing power over time. This provides enduring financial support to ERUUF, helping to ensure the future of our shared Unitarian Universalist values and beliefs. Giving to The Foundation provides individuals an opportunity to support the mission of ERUUF for generations to come.
The Foundation serves as part of the larger package of generosity at ERUUF, and partners with the Legacy and Planned Giving Program.
Thanks to the generosity of ERUUF members and friends who have helped build the Eno River Fellowship Foundation endowment, each year the Foundation is able to award grants for infrastructure enhancements and program initiatives that support ERUUF’s mission and strategic goals. This year the Foundation has awarded five grants, totaling $34,744, to projects that will create more inviting outdoor spaces on the ERUUF campus, enhance the worship experience, help facilitate the installment of electric vehicle charging stations, and build capacity within ERUUF to develop healthy relationship boundaries within staff and between staff and ERUUF members and friends.
Each year the Eno River Fellowship Foundation (Foundation) awards grants for infrastructure enhancements and program initiatives that align with ERUUF’s mission and strategic goals. This year the Foundation has awarded four grants, totaling $24,171, to projects that will enhance the worship experience, create more inviting spaces in the CARE building, and build capacity within ERUUF to take action in support of racial equity, human rights and immigration justice.
Help the Foundation grow by making a donation or completing a Legacy Gift Intent Form. The Foundation gladly accepts charitable gifts of cash, securities, and other assets, often received as memorials or tributes to a person or important events, or as legacies in planned giving. The Foundation can also be named as a beneficiary in your will, trust, retirement account or insurance policy. Donations made to the Foundation are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Please consult with your tax and legal advisors for a full discussion of tax implications for gifts.
Eno River Fellowship Foundation Board of Directors
Jacqueline Brett (Ex Officio Member)
Chris Folger (Vice-President)
Lenora-Harris Field (Secretary)
Sunny Ladd (Member)
Clint McSherry (Treasurer)
Lillie Searles (Member)
Judy Teague (President)
Daniel Trollinger (Ex Officio Member)
Jaye Vaughn (ERUUF Board Representative)