Foundation Grant Awards

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.

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. 


Project Title

Ministry Team(s) or Group


Amount Awarded

Sanctuary Audiovisual System Upgrade, Phase 2

Coordinating Team and Worship Team

Install a projector & large screen in the sanctuary and upgrade the sound system 


CARE Building Improvements

Religious Education

Purchase new nursery room furniture, books, and other materials and new patio furniture for CARE back deck


Actions to Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap in Durham 

Restitution for Racism Group

Sponsor a series of expert panel discussions based on the Durham Racial Equity Task Force (DRETF, July 2020) report. The discussions will facilitate a better understanding of the racial conditions in Durham and how ERUUF can respond to DRETF’s call for community involvement.


El Salvador to Durham: Building congregational capacity for learning, relationships and activism across borders

Refugee and Immigrant Action Group

Participate in the UU College for Social Justice Immersion Journey to El Salvador, invite a Salvadoran human rights leader to ERUUF, and partner with local Latinx community organizations to advocate for pro-immigration justice policies in NC and nationally. A portion of the grant will cover the costs of study materials and partial tuition for delegation members who need financial assistance, thereby allowing equal access to this learning experience. 


* Next year the Foundation will award additional funds, up to $5,000, for this project.  ERUUF will cover a larger share of the total project costs with funds from another source.