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Trinity Church Wall Street Provides $500,000 in Emergency Aid to Partners in Africa, South America, and the Caribbean

Funding Comprises Grants to 36 Dioceses and Organizations for Support During COVID-19 Crisis

NEW YORK, NY, June 15th – Trinity Church Wall Street announced today that it is providing $500,000 in emergency response grants to support Anglican dioceses and organizations in Africa, the Caribbean, and South America so that they can continue providing services to their communities during the global COVID-19 crisis.

The 36 grants announced today range from $5,000 to $15,000. The funds will be used to  purchase a variety of items including masks, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, and food.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all corners of the world, ,” said the Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, Priest-in-Charge and Vicar of Trinity Church Wall Street. “In some of the most vulnerable areas in Africa, South America, and the Caribbean, churches are struggling to meet people’s most basic needs. It’s our responsibility to help our brothers and sisters not just here in New York City, but those around the world who are harmed by the pandemic.”

Neill Coleman, Trinity’s Chief Philanthropy Officer, said, “With the global rates of COVID-19 growing, especially in Africa and the Americas, we know the urgency of providing funds that can help our partners respond to both the health and economic consequences of the virus.”

The diocese, provinces and institutions that received these emergency grants are all current grantees of Trinity Church Wall Street.

The grantees are:

Diocese of Katanga, DR Congo

Diocese of Kindu, DR Congo

Diocese of Guinea

Diocese of Bondo, Kenya

Diocese of Kajiado, Kenya

Diocese of Kericho, Kenya

Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya

Diocese of Northern Malawi

Diocese of Nampula, Mozambique

Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania

Diocese of Kondoa, Tanzania

Diocese of Lusaka, Zambia

Diocese of Northern Zambia

Codrington Trust, Barbados  (Codrington Theological College)

Diocese of Belize

Diocese of Amazonia, Brazil

Province of Burundi

Diocese of Rumonge, Burundi

Diocese of Cuba

Diocese of Litoral Ecuador

Diocese of Eswatini

Diocese of Accra, Ghana

Diocese of Asante Mampong, Ghana

Province of West Africa

Diocese of Tamale, Ghana

Diocese of Honduras

Diocese of Antananarivo, Madagascar

Diocese of Mexico

Diocese of Cuernavaca, Mexico

Diocese of Niassa, Mozambique

Diocese of Freetown, Sierra Leone

Anglican Church of Tanzania

Diocese of Biharamulo, Tanzania

Diocese of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Diocese of Eastern Zambia

Diocese of Harare, Zimbabwe

These grants are in addition to $2.425 million given in April to local nonprofits to help vulnerable New Yorkers during the pandemic.

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 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 The parish welcomes approximately 2 million visitors per year.