Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
579 Fairview Avenue   Hartwell, GA 30643   706-376-4986

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St Andrew's Believes in Outreach- 

Reaching Out into the Community

The St. Andrew’s Outreach Committee funds projects that affect poverty and social issues in our local community, the Diocese and nationally/internationally. Funds for Outreach are derived from earnings from the St. Andrew’s family. If you would like to help us you could donate to the church and on the memo line specify "Outreach". Members of our parish serve on this committee and prayerfully consider all needs in our community. We regularly give to the local clothes closet and food bank, as well as annually offering larger gifts in the form of grants as shown below. We do not give to individuals at this time but choose to help those in need by giving to groups whose ministry is based right here in Hart County.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Hartwell, Georgia 30643

2019 Request for Proposals

The Deadline has passed no more will be accepted for the current year but keep this in mind for next spring when we will offer this again. We're leaving it posted so you can see what we are basing our decisions on. 


In these difficult times, many Hart County individuals and families continue to struggle. The members of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Hartwell, Georgia, are interested in partnering with non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services to those in need. To this end, the Outreach Committee of St. Andrew’s announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support local organizations that work to enable our residents to lift themselves out of poverty. Through this grant program, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of the “neediest of the needy” and helping to end the generational cycle of poverty.


1. Areas of Funding Interest:

  • Health and Human Services
  • Hunger Relief
  • Nutrition
  • Homeless Services
  • Volunteerism
  • Basic Literacy
  • Prevention of Domestic Violence
  • Vocational Services/Job Training

2. St. Andrew’s outreach mission is to help fight the effects of poverty in Hart County. As such, priority will be placed on projects that:

  • Assist families in breaking the barriers of the causes of poverty and help them move toward self-sufficiency; and/or
  • Help our most vulnerable residents learn the skills they need and/or receive opportunities they deserve to improve their quality of life.

3. Proposals are strongly encouraged that emphasize:

  • Offering help earlier before higher-level problems occur, and/or
  • Providing long-term support to prevent people from falling back into poverty.

4. Grants will be awarded ONLY to non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt 501(c)(3). Grants to individuals are NOT allowed.

5. Approximately 3-5 grants will be awarded this year, with a funding range of $1,000 to $3,000 per grant.

At this time we have 6 applications for this year's funding. At this time the committee id prayerfully considering each of them and hope to make a decision by the end of June. You will be notified when the decisions have been made by the chairperson of our outreach committee. Thank you all who applied Please be patient.

Grants Awarded for 2018

Last year we received applications from some local organizations and were able to award each one a grant totaling $6000. The 2018 Outreach grants recipients were:

                         Food Bank of NE Georgia   $1500

                         Imagination Library    $1500

                         Bell Family YMCA    $1500

Please visit these ministries to see how your outreach grant monies are helping the neediest of the needy in Hart County. Thank you for your financial generosity in making St. Andrew's grant program possible! Look back later in the year for our 2019 grant application.