Trinity Grants

The Grants and Mission Investing (GMI) team at Trinity Church Wall Street uses the tools of philanthropy, our convening power, and our voice to advance Trinity’s mission goals.

Trinity Church has engaged in a strategic visioning process to clarify and articulate our core values and mission priorities. As a result of this process, Trinity’s grantmaking programs align with the church’s mission goal of building neighborhoods, leadership, and capacity.

Our grantmaking focuses on four strategic initiatives, guided by the GMI team. These initiatives are Housing and Homelessness, Racial Justice, Mission Real Estate Development, and Leadership Development. Our work across all four initiatives is rooted in a strong commitment to advancing an equitable society in which the allocation of resources, opportunities, and hardships are not determined by race.


Neighborhood

Trinity’s neighborhood is New York City — stretching from the sidewalks outside Trinity Church, Trinity Commons and St. Paul’s Chapel 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. Guided by our core values, we believe that our neighborhood will thrive when we see an end to mass homelessness and mass incarceration.  Through our grantmaking and other investments, we seek to realize positive alternatives for how New Yorkers can reach their potential and grow.


Capacity

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 in the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church plan and deliver real estate projects that can provide ongoing financial support for mission work and that will be self-sustaining.


Leadership

Trinity is committed to equipping lay and ordained leaders in the Church and leaders in values-aligned secular organizations to respond to emerging challenges and work together in dynamic partnerships that honor and activate the ministry of all believers and those who share our values.  We will identify, train, and network leaders for the Church and the world through a network of partners and resources that is both global and contextually sensitive, grounded in faith, values, and practical skills for effectiveness.  


Trinity’s GMI team is now accepting letters of inquiry (LOIs) for our 2020 funding cycles. LOIs will be accepted on a rolling basis for both cycles until the dates noted below:

  Inquiries Due Applications Due Committee Review Vestry Review Notification
Cycle 1 January 3, 2020 February 10, 2020 May 2020 June 2020 Following Vestry Review
Cycle 2 June 1, 2020 July 6, 2020 October 2020 November 2020 Following Vestry Review

Detailed instructions on how to apply are provided within the online grantee portal. We recommend that grant seekers review our Frequently Asked Questions, before starting the application process.

Please contact us at GMITeam@trinitywallstreet.org should you have any questions about our program areas or grantmaking process.

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