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. In 2017, the pastor approved and the parish awarded large, two-year grants to Bright Beginnings, So Others Might Eat (SOME) and our sister parish in Haiti, St Jean Baptiste.

Here are links to read the proposals from Bright Beginnings (BB Part 1, BB Part 2), SOME (SOME Part 1, SOME Part 2), and St Jean Baptiste (SJB Application).  For a complete list of Holy Trinity’s 2016 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 $30,000
St Jean Baptiste (Haiti) Hurricane Matthew Relief $48,000
Maria Madre de los Pobres (El Salvador) $37,000
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless $3,000
Catholic Climate Covenant $1,000
Catholic Mobilizing Network $2,000
Bright Beginnings $47,500
So Others Might Eat $47,500
Caritas Syria $5,000
A Wider Circle $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
Friendship Place $1,000
Georgetown Ministry Center $5,000
Holy Trinity’s Georgetown Sunday Suppers
(Operational Support)
$2,000
Holy Trinity’s Georgetown Sunday Suppers
(Kitchen Renovation, Georgetown Presbyterian)
$10,000
Hope and a Home $1,000
Ignatian Spirituality Project $5,000
Jubilee Jobs $1,000
KEYS for the Homeless $1,000
Mary House $7.000
The Northwest Center $1,000
Sacred Heart Dinner Program $1,000
St. Ann’s Center for Children and Families $1,000
Alms and Emergencies $15,000