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Trinity Church Wall Street Announces Nearly $21 Million in Grants for Nonprofits in New York City and Throughout the World

NEW YORK, NY, November 30 – Trinity Church Wall Street has awarded $20.84 million in grants to nonprofits, many of them focused on fighting for racial justice in New York City through ending the cycles of mass incarceration and mass homelessness.

The grantees, who received grants from $50,000 to $1 million, are on the frontline of aiding some of the most vulnerable in New York City.  The work these groups are doing ranges from addressing housing instability for homeless youth to gun violence prevention programs.

“Trinity is in a unique position where year after year, we can support organizations that are working hard to make New York City a more equitable, safe, and inclusive city. We see ourselves as partner with these groups in the important work they’re doing,” said the Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, Priest-in-charge of Trinity Church Wall Street.  “These grants are a critical part of our mission to serve our neighbors.”

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate the housing crisis in New York City and its effects on groups that are at an elevated risk of homelessness.  Because of this, Trinity is giving over $1 million to organizations that help homeless and runaway youth between the ages of 16 and 25 by providing access to support services and housing stability. This includes $375,000 to groups that work specifically with LGBTQ+ youth.

Among that group, Hetrick-Martin Institute is receiving $100,000 to launch the LGBTQ Youth Homeless Prevention Program, and New Alternatives for Homeless LGBTQ Youth, will use $75,000 to support their mission of helping youth transition out of the shelter system into stable adult lives.

“Far too many youth in our city experience housing insecurity and homelessness. Many are escaping abuse and violence at home, often times linked to being rejected because they identify as LGBTQ+. In addition to housing options, these youth need services specifically designed to address the underlying trauma they face. Trinity is proud to support organizations that are dedicated to meeting the needs of this population in this last round of funding” said Bea de la Torre, Managing Director, Housing and Homelessness at Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies. 

Overall, more than $6.7 million will aid nonprofits working in the areas of housing and homelessness.

Racial and criminal justice continues to be a theme in the work of Trinity’s grantees. In this cycle, $4.8 million will go to organizations focused on these areas.

The Osborne Association is receiving $1million to continue its Kinship Reentry pilot program.  This program seeks to end the cycle of homelessness and incarceration by housing loved ones released from prison.

A grant of $250,000 is going to LIFE Camp, an organization that has become nationally renowned for its violence prevention programs in New York City.  Its mission is to provide youth and families who have been impacted by violence with the tools to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system.

“We are thrilled to support LIFE Camp in operating, scaling, and measuring its successful community public safety model,” said Susan Shah, Managing Director, Racial Justice with Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies.  “We know that the criminal legal system can only go so far when it comes to addressing violence. We need an array of services that address the mental, physical, and emotional wellness needs of parents and families impacted by the trauma of gun violence. LIFE Camp is providing this- they are saving lives now and, in the future.”

Trinity is also giving more than $10 million in grants in support of Episcopal and Anglican communities in the U.S. and around the world.

“As Trinity provides funding towards a more just and inclusive community in our own neighborhood and city, we also support the capacity of other churches to do so in their communities,” said Neill Coleman, Executive Director of Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies. “We are proud to support and walk alongside nearly one hundred grantees who are on the frontlines of advancing social justice and building thriving communities.”

Previously this year Trinity had distributed $4.6 million in grants to support faith communities in the U.S. and around the world, $10.4 million to New York-based nonprofits, $675,000 in emergency COVID aid in Africa, Latin America and Asia, and $1 million to Episcopal Relief & Development.

The November grantees are:

Brooklyn Community and Housing Services $325,000
Center for Urban Community Services $200,000
Committee Against Asian Violence $100,000 
Girl Scout Council of Greater New York $150,000 
Good Shepherd Services $350,000 
Hetrick-Martin Institute $100,000 
Korean American Family Services Center $200,000 
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) $200,000 
Montefiore Medical Center $170,000 
Neighbors Together $250,000 
New Alternatives for Children $200,000 
New Alternatives for Homeless LGBT Youth $75,000  
Princess Janae Place $100,000 
Safe Horizon $100,000 
Sakhi for South Asian Women $330,000 
Settlement Housing Fund $150,000 
Sheltering Arms $100,000 
The Door $300,000 
Trinity Community Connection $100,000 
Under 21 (Covenant House New York) $200,000 
We Are Not Afraid Community Resource Center $75,000
Bailey House $50,000 
Corporation for Supportive Housing $125,000 
Housing Plus Solutions $200,000 
Osborne Association $200,000 
Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York $300,000  
City Limits $100,000 
Empire State Coalition for Homeless Youth $75,000 
Funders for Housing and Opportunity (New Venture Fund) $500,000 
Housing Justice for All $200,000  
New Destiny Housing Corporation $300,000  
Neighborhoods First Fund (New York Foundation) $150,000  
New York Housing Conference $300,000  
New York University, Furman Center $150,000  
Open Hearts (Fund for the City of New York) $200,000  
Supportive Housing Network of New York $300,000  
Queens Power $100,000  
African Communities Together $175,000 
Children’s Defense Fund-New York $150,000 
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation $80,000 
Good Call $100,000 
Make the Road New York $350,000 
Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) $175,000 
New York Immigration Coalition $150,000 
Urban Youth Collaborative $100,000 
Black Women’s Blueprint $200,000 
Bronx Community College (Research Foundation of CUNY) $125,000
Community Access $125,000 
Community Service Society of New York $125,000 
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies $75,000 
FreeCap Financial $150,000 
Girl Vow $100,000 
Justice Committee $100,000 
Legal Action Center $225,000 
LIFE Camp $250,000 
Lineage Project $100,000 
The Marshall Project $200,000 
Movement for Family Power $100,000 
New York Peace Institute $125,000 
Osborne Association $1,000,000 
Pure Legacee $75,000 
The Fortune Society $150,000 
Worth Rises $125,000 
Women’s Community Justice Association (modification) $200,000 
Philanthropy New York $50,000 
The Fund for Public Housing $100,000 
Saint Augustine University $175,000 
College of the Transfiguration $150,000 
Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest $120,000 
The Episcopal Church, Office of Indigenous Ministries $200,000 
The Episcopal Church, Office of Hispanic Ministries $300,000 
Bexley Seabury Seminary $200,000 
Duke University Ormond Center $150,000 
African Leadership Transformation Foundation $50,000 
Codrington College $100,000 
Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, Digital Literacies for Ministry $100,000
Sojourners $200,000  
Episcopal Diocese of Montana, Leading Women $113,000 
ISAAC, Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity $110,000 
Emory University $225,000 
Diocese of New York $200,000 
Diocese of Los Angeles $300,000 
Ashoka $1,200,000  
Luther Seminary $450,000 
Episcopal Preaching Foundation $300,000 
Rural & Migrant Ministry $150,000 
Faith in New York $100,000 
The Carver Project $100,000 
Gathering of Leaders $200,000 
The Church Commissioners for Kenya $2,300,000 
Cape Town, South Africa $160,000 
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Brownsburg, Indiana, Diocese of Indianapolis $150,000 
Bondo, Kenya $282,000 
Kericho, Kenya $280,000 
Rumonge, Burundi $200,000 
Northern Malawi $155,000 
Niassa, Mozambique $123,000 
Costa Rica, Central American $190,000 


About Trinity Church Wall Street

Now in its fourth century, Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal parish of more than 1,200 members that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live Gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. The parish is guided by its core values: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship. Members come from the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding areas to form a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse congregation. More than 20 worship services are offered every week online and at its historic sanctuaries, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel, the cornerstones of the parish’s community life, worship, and mission, and online at