Tithe Grantees

Holy Trinity has made a commitment to donate a tithe (10% of the parish's ordinary income which includes offertory, pledges and holiday giving) to various social service, advocacy, educational, and Jesuit-related organizations that serve the poor and vulnerable. Grants are awarded each spring after parishioners on the social justice committee review proposals and make recommendations to the pastor.

View 2023 Tithe Grant Recipients Here

2024 Tithe Program

Holy Trinity’s tithe program seeks to address the root causes of social justice across the DMV. The committee is also guided by the Apostolic Preferences: Showing the Way to God; Walking with the Excluded; Journeying with Youth; and Care for Our Common Home.  In addition to the large grant theme, each year the committee awards small grants (less than $20,000) to organizations addressing environmental justice, racial justice, refugees/migration, returning citizens, homelessness, and youth. We determine awardees in collaboration with members of the parish through prayer and discernment. This concrete and ongoing commitment to social justice is a priority among Holy Trinity parishioners and its careful and transparent distribution is an important responsibility of the Social Justice Committee.

The large grant focus for 2024 is on violence prevention in youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 13 youth die every day due to violence. Further, 1 in 5 high school students report that they have been victims of bullying. As indicated by the CDC, youth violence is the result of traumatic events that occur during childhood (0-17) and highly increases the risk for future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and academic problems. We seek to award grants for specific programs addressing this issue for children between the ages of 10 and 17. 2024 RFP


February 16: Deadline for submission of Letters of Inquiry for 2024 RFP Large Grant
March 22: Deadline for submission for 2024 Small Grant Proposal
June 30: Awardees announced and grants distributed