Tithe

Holy Trinity has made a commitment to donate a tithe (10% of the parish’s ordinary income) to various social service, advocacy, educational, and Jesuit-related organizations that serve the poor and vulnerable. Funds are distributed in the following categories:

  • Catholic Education for Low-Income Students
  • Advocacy
  • Direct Service
  • Sister Parishes
  • Parish Ministries
  • Large Grants.

You may read more about each category in this Holy Trinity Tithe Grants Background document. Grants are awarded each spring after parishioners on the social justice committee review proposals and make recommendations to the pastor.

2018-2019 Grant Application

Holy Trinity 2019 tithe grant application

For 2018-2019, Holy Trinity will focus its tithe giving on nonprofit organizations with the potential to bring about significant and lasting benefits to people who have been or could become the victims of sexual abuse or human trafficking through the provision of direct services including counseling, advocacy, and prevention. We expect the projects to assist this vulnerable population within the Washington, DC metropolitan area (including Montgomery and Prince George’s County, MD and Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas or Manassas Park, VA). The deadline to submit the stage 1 application is February 22, 2019.

2017-2018 Grant Awards
For
2017-18,  the pastor approved and the parish awarded large, two-year grants to the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition for their immigration impact lab, Friends in Solidarity (South Sudan) for nurse and midwife training, Jesuit Refugee Services to provide emergency medical assistance in Syria, Catholic Relief Services to provide community-based education to girls and boys and Afghanistan, Friendship Place to assist those overcoming homelessness with first and last month’s rent, the Washington English Center to provide employment assistance and Saturday English classes to their students, and Nyumbani to ship medical supplies to children and elderly affected by HIV and AIDS in Kenya.

For a complete list of Holy Trinity’s 2017-18 tithe allocations, see below:

Organization Amount
Holy Trinity School $75,000
Washington Jesuit Academy $12,000
Washington School for Girls $12,000
San Miguel School $12,000
St Jean Baptiste (Haiti) Annual Support $35,000
Maria Madre de los Pobres (El Salvador) $37,000
Bread for the World $500
Catholic Climate Covenant $1,000
Catholic Mobilizing Network $2,000
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless $3,000
Capitol Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition $75,000
Catholic Relief Service $25,000
Friends in Solidarity (South Sudan) $50,000
Friendship Place $10,000
Jesuit Refugee Service $15,000
Nyumbani $9,600
Washington English Center $10,000
A Wider Circle $1,000
Bright Beginnings $1,000
Christ House $1,000
Catholic Charities – Immigration Legal Services $5,000
Catholic Charities – Parish Partners $5,000
Catholic Charities – Welcome Home/Prison Outreach $5,000
Fr. McKenna Center $5,000
Georgetown Ministry Center $5,000
Holy Trinity’s Georgetown Sunday Suppers
(Operational Support)
$3,000
Hope and a Home $5,000
Ignatian Spirituality Project $5,000
Jubilee Jobs $1,000
KEYS for the Homeless $1,000
The Northwest Center $1,000
Sacred Heart Dinner Program $1,000
St. Ann’s Center for Children and Families $1,000
So Others Might Eat $1,000
Alms and Emergencies $15,000