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The Living Gifts Fund (LGF) is an endowment fund established to encourage and administer planned gifts and bequests in a manner consistent with the deep commitment of ECHS to be God’s hands and hearts in our community.

  • Donations of any size are welcome at any time.

  • The Living Gifts Fund makes annual distributions to community charitable organizations through a grant process.

  • Distributions are determined by the Living Gifts Fund Board, in accordance with the founding documents, and approved by the vestry.

  • The Living Gifts Fund is not permitted to be used for church operational expenses.

  • Living Gifts Fund investments are administered by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

To learn more about donating to the Living Gifts Fund or about applying for a grant, please contact John Graeter at


The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina "inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and communities in Western North Carolina." Click here to learn more.

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