Neighborhood Support Grants FAQs

For this new grants program we prefer that your organization be both located in and serving communities and individuals who live below 14th Street in Manhattan.

Read more about our funding strategy here.

The Neighborhood Support grantmaking program will open on June 12, 2023 to any qualified organization wishing to apply, with a deadline of July 12, 2023.

Learn more about what we are looking to fund, the process, timeline and how to apply.

Please note that Trinity’s Philanthropies Team has separate grant programs for Housing and Homelessness, Racial Justice, Mission Real Estate Development, and Leadership Development. 

Learn more about Philanthropies’ grantmaking here.

  • How do I apply for a Neighborhood Support Emotional Well-Being grant?  
    The Neighborhood Support grantmaking program is now open to any qualified organization wishing to apply. Click here to learn more about what we are looking to fund, the process and timeline, and instructions on how to apply.   
  • When are the deadlines for application submissions? How soon will I be informed of its status?
    The following is our grants cycle for 2023:

    Deadline for InquiriesResponse byDeadline for Invited ProposalsSite Visits with Selected ApplicantsAward Notification by
    July 12, 2023July 31, 2023September 15, 2023August-Early October 2023December 2023


  •  How do I know if my organization or project qualifies for funding? 
    To qualify for funding, applicants must:

    1. be a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in good standing (organizations with 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsors will be considered), and
    2. fit within our funding strategy
  • Do you fund individuals? 
    Trinity does not fund individuals or consider applications for scholarships from individuals.
  • If I am selected, when would I receive funding? 
    Organizations selected for funding via the open call should expect notification in December and payment soon after we receive the signed grant agreement.    
  • What is the maximum gift amount? 
    Grants range between $15,000 and $250,000. 
  • What is the difference between Trinity Church Wall Street Neighborhood Grants and Philanthropies' Grants?
    The differences are strategic and geographic focus and the timeline and process for applying. At this time, Neighborhood Grants are focused on emotional well-being with a preference for organizations that are located in and serving communities below 14th Street in Manhattan, and Philanthropies Grants are focused on Housing and Homelessness, Racial Justice, Mission Real Estate Development, and Leadership Development. Click here to learn more about Philanthropies’ grantmaking and how and when to apply.
  • If my organization is invited to apply, does that mean I am guaranteed funding? 
    No. Our team is mindful of providers’ time and will only invite proposals under serious consideration for funding. However, funding decisions are ultimately made by the Vestry. Please note that this application process is competitive. This is a new grantmaking program and we anticipate making 3 to 5 grants for this open call. For this reason, and because we are mindful of providers’ time, we are starting with a short inquiry form so you can introduce us to your organization and your work. 
  • Who decides which organizations receive funding? 
    All applications are invited and reviewed by Neighborhood Support staff, who make recommendations to The Vestry, which has final approval for all funding decisions. The Neighborhood Council advised and co-designed the grants program strategy, but they are not involved in any funding decisions. 
  • Will you fund salaries for staff? 
    Yes, we will consider funding for personnel, as long as the proposed project meets the criteria for funding. 
  • Why won’t you fund advocacy or systems change? 
    Trinity’s government relations team partners with various advocacy groups across New York City. The limited resources of this grant program are not intended to support advocacy or systems change.  
  • Will grants be renewable in 2024? Will you consider multi-year funding? 
    Yes, grants will be considered for renewal in 2024. Multi-year grants will be considered as well. 
  • Can I talk to someone if I have questions about whether my organization is a fit? 
    Yes. Reach out to Sydney Maple, Program Administrator for Charitable Giving at
  • How does Neighborhood Support define “true collaboration” and what does it look like in practice? 
    Truly collaborative organizations consider their resources in relation to a larger landscape of community services. Truly collaborative organizations participate in the creation of a matrix of services — a network of community organizations that work to fill gaps in programs and services in tandem with their neighbors. True collaboration includes the co-creation and delivery of programs, referrals to community partners, and flexible services that meet residents’ changing needs.
  • How does Neighborhood Support define “new approaches?”
    The “new approaches” we are looking for have the potential to provide meaningful learning for the field. This could be everything from launching a brand new program design, to expanding the reach and scale of an innovative program, to implementing approaches from other geographic or service contexts.