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.  

These awards, described below are made possible by legacy gifts and other donations to the Foundation’s Initiatives and Enhancement Endowment Fund. Questions? Contact .


Project Title

Ministry Team(s) or Group


Amount Awarded

Outdoor Space Coverings

Coordinating Team

Purchase and install sun and rain coverings for outdoor meeting and gathering spaces on campus. Providing these covered spaces will be relevant even when meeting indoors is possible again because groups enjoy meeting outside.

$ 17,000

Sanctuary Microphones

Coordinating Team

Upgrade microphones and other infrastructure to resolve recent issues with existing microphones.

$ 8,400 

Sanctuary AV Upgrade Phase 2b

Coordinating Team

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

$ 5,000*

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Project

Earth Justice

Provide electric vehicle charging stations to advance the necessary transition away from reliance on fossil fuel for the protection and sustainability of our Earth Community.

$ 2,344**

Healthy Boundaries Training


Provide online training for ministers and staff to develop a strong and shared understanding of what it means to be in healthy relationships with each other and with members of the congregation.

$ 2,000 

* This was the second installment of multi-year funds. ERUUF covered a larger share of the total project costs with funds from other sources.

** This is a small grant intended to help the Earth Justice group move forward with additional fundraising for this project.