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.
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Foundation Grant Applications are due on January 31, 2024.
The Foundation is excited to announce the annual grant application and proposal submission process for this year 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 2024 grant awards on bold initiatives or infrastructure enhancements that are in alignment with two broad areas:
- ERUUF’s Annual Vision of Ministry to honor the past while nurturing ERUUF’s future by weaving a Beloved Community of Radical Inclusiveness, and to increase awareness and engagement within ERUUF and the broader community; and
- ERUUF’s 2023-2026 Strategic Plan.
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 (PDF File, Word File) by January 31, 2024.
Judy Teague, Eno River Fellowship Foundation Board President
2023 Eno River Fellowship Foundation Grant Awards
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 is excited to award nine grants, totaling $30,300. These awards, described in the Table below, are made possible by legacy gifts and other donations to the Foundation’s Initiatives and Enhancement Endowment Fund.
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.
Eno River Fellowship Foundation Board of Directors
Jacqueline Brett (Ex Officio Member)
Chris Folger (Vice-President)
Lenora-Harris Field (Secretary)
Mark Henault (Member)
Sunny Ladd (Member)
Clint McSherry (Treasurer)
Kathryn Saterson (Member)
Judy Teague (President)
Daniel Trollinger (Ex Officio Member)
Mel Downey-Piper (ERUUF Board Representative)