Frequently Asked Questions

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

A. Please review the program descriptions of the Racial Justice and Mission Real Estate 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: https://tws.fluxx.io/

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 (LOI) up to three times a year. The dates for the submission period for the third and final grant cycle of 2019 are May 13-June 14.

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

A. If your organization is invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry and it is accepted, your organization will then be invited to submit a full application, which will be reviewed by staff to determine if your request will move forward. Following are deadlines for the upcoming grant cycle:

Upcoming

  • Letters of Inquiry must be submitted by June 14, 2019
  • Completed applications must be submitted by July 19, 2019
 
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. Internationally, Trinity Church provides grants to dioceses, provinces, and seminaries within the Anglican Communion.

 
Q. Do you fund individuals?

A. The Trinity Grants Program does not fund individuals, consider applications for scholarships from individuals or fund organizations that will provide scholarships for students.

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

A. We anticipate accepting inquiries for this initiative in the fall of 2019. Please continue to visit our website for updates.

 
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. We encourage applicants to ask for enough funds to support the desired outcomes of the project, without exaggerating its funding needs.

 
Q. What is the typical length of a grant?

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

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

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

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

A. Please e-mail GMITeam@trinitywallstreet.org, and the appropriate program officer will be glad to discuss your project.