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530 Fullerton Foundation Receives Grant From Episcopal Charities and Community Services for Executive Director Hiring

Chicago, IL (December 15, 2015) The 530 Fullerton Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from Episcopal Charities and Community Services (ECCS).  These funds have been provided to support the Foundation’s hiring of a full-time Executive Director in 2016.

The Foundation is planning a number of fundraising events in 2016 to raise the balance of the Executive Director’s salary, as well as to underwrite programmatic costs.  The first such event is a “Sleep Out for Homelessness” on January 22nd (more information at  Additionally, the Foundation receives direct donations via its website at

“Hiring an Executive Director will place the Foundation’s signature “Food for Friends” program on a stronger footing,” said Board President JD Miller. “With roots in a project that began in 1969, the program has grown to incorporate homeless services at such a scale that it can no longer be managed solely by volunteers. The ECCS Grant will allow us to provide our volunteers and guests with the professional staff support that they deserve.”

 “It always is encouraging to see the passion and professionalism that organizations, like the 530 Fullerton Foundation, bring to the work of addressing our most serious social problems,” said Georgianna Gleason, Executive Director for ECCS. “Their approach to meaningful partnerships that use their community’s many resources is the path to finding real, permanent solutions to homelessness, hunger, and other conditions. We share 530 Fullerton Foundation’s commitment to helping each of their guests live a better, more abundant life, and are pleased to provide them with this financial support.”


About the 530 Fullerton Foundation

The 530 Fullerton Foundation provides easy access to community, food and overall wellness for Chicago’s most vulnerable and under-served people, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Through its programs, the Foundation successfully connects people with community resources to enable them to achieve a better quality of life. 

About Episcopal Charities and Community Services

To transform lives, Episcopal Charities and Community Services supports and strengthens its ministry partners, congregational outreach programs, and other faith-based ministries of Christian service that offer hope to all people in the Diocese of Chicago


This year, Episcopal Charities will grant $735,000 to support the work of its ministry partners.


Contact Information:

530 Fullerton Foundation

Episcopal Charities and Community Services
Otto Reinisch

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