Foundation 2The Eno River Fellowship Foundation (ERFF) is a permanent endowment fund, created in 1989. Giving to the Foundation enables individuals to provide lasting financial support for the mission of ERUUF. The Foundation is a separate nonprofit organization (501[c]3), with its own board of directors.

Contributions made to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowable by law and are to be directed specifically to the Eno River Fellowship Foundation. Please note the name of the Foundation on your documents directing your intentions. Gifts or bequests mistakenly directed to ERUUF are not transferable to the Foundation.

Foundation Grant Awards for 2021

Foundation Grant Applications are due on February 8, 2021. Click below to learn more about the Foundation Grant Awards for 2021 and to download the Foundation Grant Proposal Form. 

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Foundation Awards and Grants

The Foundation has awarded 121 grants totaling over $340,000 to support ERUUF’s mission.

pdfFoundation Grants List - from inception to 2018

How to help the Foundation Grow

The Eno River Fellowship Foundation is named as a beneficiary in the wills, trusts, and insurance policies of several ERUUF members. Gifts of cash are made by individuals as memorials or tributes to a person, celebrations of important events, legacies in planned giving, and during special appeals. Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowable by law. Please consult with your tax and legal advisors for a full discussion of tax implications for gifts.

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About The Foundation

The Eno River Fellowship Foundation is a separate nonprofit organization (501[c]3), with its own board of directors. The Foundation’s board of directors manages an endowment and distributes grants and funds from the interest generated to benefit ERUUF. The Foundation serves as part of the larger package of generosity at ERUUF, and partners with the Legacy and Planned Giving initiative.

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The Foundation's History

In 1988 Bill and Fran Hollister expressed their wish to build a memorial garden at ERUUF's (then) new and permanent site on Garrett Road. The expense of the garden and its continuous care required funding not represented in the annual operating budget. A group of ERUUF leaders considered options available, with a structure that would support the memorial garden plus other projects at ERUUF. The Eno River Fellowship Foundation was the result.

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