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. You may read more this program in the 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.
2021 Priority Theme: Education Achievement Gap
Thank you to Sue Blain (chair), Peter Albert, Mary McCabe, Eric Nicoll, and Katie Randall for their service on the Social Justice Tithe Sub-Committee this year. Our large grant theme addresses the education achievement gap, and we evaluated programs that seek to address in a concrete and measurable manner the persistent education achievement disparities affecting low-income communities and communities of color, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic of 2020. The achievement gap is not a new problem to education. However, recent reports suggest that due to COVID-19, students are at risk for significant learning loss. The team spent several months reviewing grant proposals for both large and small grants, and we are pleased to share the final awards report.