The Grants and Mission Investing (GMI) team at Trinity Church Wall Street uses the tools of philanthropy to advance Trinity’s mission goals.
Trinity Church Wall Street is engaging in a strategic visioning process to clarify and articulate our core values and strategic mission priorities. As a result of this process, Trinity’s grantmaking program has been reorganized to align with the church’s mission goals of neighborhood, leadership, and capacity.
Emerging from Trinity’s mission priorities, grantmaking in 2019 and beyond will be focused on four strategic initiatives, guided by the GMI team. These four strategic initiatives are:
Trinity’s neighborhood is New York City — stretching from the sidewalks outside our buildings to all five boroughs, from members of our congregation to those who live and work in the city to the millions of visitors we welcome each year. We support our neighborhood through worship, congregational & community life, service to those in need, and advocacy for social justice.
- Housing and Homelessness Strategic Initiative
- Racial Justice Strategic Initiative
Trinity promotes “mission through marketplace,” the concept that effective, long-term mission can be developed, sustained and expanded using the tools of the marketplace. Our aim is to help our partners — churches and other organizations aligned with our values — to plan and deliver projects that can provide ongoing financial support for mission work that will be self-sustaining.
Trinity is committed to identifying and empowering leaders who can gather Christian communities wherever they may be, including nontraditional spaces. We convene these leaders, in the United States and around the world, to listen, learn, and discern how best to prepare them for leadership in a changing world.
- Leadership Development Strategic Initiative
From May 13 through June 14, 2019, GMI will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) for projects in the areas of Housing and Homelessness, Racial Justice, and Mission Real Estate Development. Please take time to read through the program descriptions of our Racial Justice and Mission Real Estate Development initiatives to determine if your project aligns with the stated priorities. We are in the process of developing program guidelines for our Housing and Homelessness initiative, which we will post the first week of April.
After reviewing the initiative priorities, grant seekers must complete the initial steps of the application process via our grantee portal no later than June 14, 2019. For inquiries after June 14, another application cycle will open starting in the fall to apply for 2020 grants.
Detailed instructions on how to apply are provided within the online portal. We recommend that grant seekers review our Frequently Asked Questions, before starting the application process.
Please note that while we are not accepting applications for Leadership Development at this time, we anticipate opening the application process for this initiative this fall and encourage grant seekers to continue checking our website for updates.
Please contact us at GMITeam@trinitywallstreet.org should you have any questions about our program areas or grantmaking process.