Domestic Grants Program Overview

The Trinity Church Wall Street domestic grants program is committed to building institutions, networks, alliances and movements that are advancing racial equity and addressing structural inequality. We partner with organizations that are developing new strategies and approaches to eradicate obstacles and expand opportunities for those affected by multiple threats of marginalization. By making an early investment in emerging groups and funding seasoned organizations to pilot groundbreaking initiatives, we aspire to tackle inequity ultimately leading to culture change and racial healing.

Under Trinity Church Wall Street’s strategic framework of Neighborhood, Leadership, and Capacity, our grantmaking in 2018 will support the following goals:

 

Neighborhood

Serves the Greater New York City area predominantly
 
Advancing Justice
  • Decrease detention, deportation, and mass incarceration
  • Advance policy and practice change to end criminalization and racial bias perpetuated by the justice system
  • Promote supportive, holistic reentry services for the formerly incarcerated and amplify their voices
  • Defend immigrant rights and provide support to immigrants in detention
  • Promote strategies and aligned efforts to organize communities of color to dismantle racism in various sectors of society
  • End modern-day slavery and human trafficking
Promoting Strong Youth Development and Empowerment
  • Promote policies and practices to end the school-to-prison pipeline and create inclusive school climates that make it possible for all youth to succeed
  • Prepare and empower youth to advance social change through leadership opportunities
Advancing Solutions for the Most Vulnerable
  • Expand and develop innovative models and strategies to end homelessness for all New Yorkers
  • Support advocacy and policy change that make it possible for families in poverty to succeed
  • Support the development of low-income housing initiatives
Transforming Narratives
  • Promote narrative change initiatives and efforts to end prejudice and promote racial healing
 

Capacity

Serves organizations across the United States
 
Increasing organizational capacity
  • Expand the capacity of aligned organizations to build infrastructure, take on new projects and leverage resources to promote equity
 

Leadership

Serves organizations across the United States
 
Developing leaders
  • Expand leadership and training opportunities to equip and empower emerging leaders that share Trinity Church Wall Street’s core values