Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I know if my organization is qualified for funding?

A. Please review the program descriptions of the Housing and Homelessness, Racial JusticeMission Real Estate Development, and Leadership Development initiatives to evaluate your organization’s eligibility and grant request alignment with the initiative priorities.

Q. How does my organization apply for a grant?

A. To apply, please complete the eligibility quiz for your organization by clicking on the link to our grantee portal:

If your organization is eligible, you will receive an email with instructions to register with our online grant platform, Fluxx. Once you complete the registration process and the information you have provided has been reviewed and approved by staff, you will receive an email inviting you to submit a Letter of Inquiry.

If you have applied for a Trinity grant in the past and received instructions to register with Fluxx, please use the username and password previously received to login to the system.

Q. How often do you accept grant inquiries?

A. We accept Letters of Inquiry on a rolling basis, with staff review of inquiries twice a year.

Q. When are the deadlines for grant proposals submissions? How soon will I be informed of its status?

A. Once your organization submits a Letter of Inquiry, following review by staff, your organization may then be further invited to submit a full application. Deadlines for the two 2020 funding cycles are:

  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 7, 2020 October 2020 November 2020 Following Vestry review

Q. What happens after I submit my Letter of Inquiry?

A. You will receive an email to acknowledge receipt of your Letter of Inquiry (LOI). The Grants & Mission Investing team will review your LOI and determine if it aligns with program guidelines. If there appears to be a potential match, you will be invited to submit a full application. Due to limits on the amount of available grant funding in any one year, we must regretfully decline some applications that are for worthy projects and that also fit within our guidelines.

Q. Does a potential grantee have to be affiliated with the Anglican/Episcopal Church?

A. U.S. applicants are not required to have an existing affiliation with the Episcopal Church, but they must be registered as a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization or have a fiscal sponsor. If you are not a 501(c)(3) and need to identify a fiscal sponsor, we recommend referring to the NYPLI Fiscal Sponsorship Guide for guidance. Internationally, Trinity Church provides grants to dioceses, provinces, and seminaries within the Anglican Communion.

Q. Do you fund individuals?

A. Trinity does not fund individuals or consider applications for scholarships from individuals.

Q. When will you begin accepting applications for the Leadership Development initiative?

A. In 2020, we anticipate accepting LOIs for the Leadership Development initiative for the second funding cycle. These LOIs are due Monday, June 1 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Q. What is the maximum funding amount?

A. Our grants vary in size but typically range between $75,000 and $250,000. The amount requested should correspond to a realistic assessment of the cost of the program or organizational need.

Q. What is the typical length of a grant?

A. Trinity’s goal is to help our partners develop sustainable projects. Your program officer will discuss your anticipated timeline for sustainability.

Q. I’m not quite sure my project is ready for review. Can I get some help?

A. Please e-mail and the appropriate program officer will be glad to discuss your project.