Trinity Church awards $11 million for housing, racial justice

Trinity Church awards $11 million for housing, racial justice

Trinity Church Wall Street has announced grants totaling $10.8 million in support of nonprofits working to address housing insecurity and advance racial justice in New York City.

Located in Manhattan's Financial District, the historic parish awarded grants ranging from $74,000 to $2 million to thirty-one organizations serving vulnerable New York City residents, including undocumented immigrants, survivors of domestic violence, homeless families, and the formerly incarcerated. Recipients include Project Parachute, a fund independently managed by Enterprise Community Partners and designed in collaboration with service providers and a group of landlords, which will receive $2 million in support of eviction-prevention services for households that do not qualify for federally funded assistance due to immigration status; Services for the Underserved, which was awarded $250,000 to rehabilitate and preserve three hundred and fifty supportive housing units; and Sakhi for South Asian Women and the Korean American Family Service Center, which will receive $125,000 and $74,000, respectively, to provide safe housing and stabilization assistance to low-income families. Ten other organizations, including African Communities Together, Make the Road New York and the New York Immigration Coalition, will a receive total of $4 million in support of their racial justice work.

"The pandemic has hit our nonprofit partners especially hard as the demand for their services has increased while funding has decreased," said Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, priest-in-charge and vicar of the parish. "Trinity is proud to work with this latest group of grantees that are addressing the needs of our neighbors who are often overlooked and left behind."