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.

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.

2018-2019 Grant Awards
This year, thanks to the 200th/225th Anniversary Celebration, Holy Trinity was able to make additional tithe grants to area tuition-free Catholic schools, an immigration legal services organization, the Kalmanovitz Initiative at Georgetown University to help people pay the fees associated with applications for citizenship, our parish migrant support efforts, and our parish in Haiti, St. Jean Baptiste, to start rebuilding their chapel. 

For a complete list of Holy Trinity’s 2018-19 tithe allocations, see below:

Organization Amount
Holy Trinity School $50,000
Washington Jesuit Academy $29,000
Washington School for Girls $29,000
San Miguel School $29,000
St Jean Baptiste (Haiti) Annual Support $45,000
Maria Madre de los Pobres (El Salvador) $40,000
Bread for the World $500
Catholic Climate Covenant $1,000
Catholic Mobilizing Network $2,000
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless $3,000
Fair Budget Coalition $3,000
Capitol Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition $30,000
Friends in Solidarity (South Sudan) $30,000
Bright Beginnings $2,000
Catholic Charities- Immigration Legal Services $5,000
Catholic Charities-Parish Partners $5,000
Catholic Charities- Welcome Home/Prison Outreach $5,000
District Alliance for Safe Housing $50,000
Fr. McKenna Center $15,000
Georgetown Ministry Center $5,000
Ignatian Volunteer Corps (DC/VA) $4,000
Jubilee Jobs $2,000
Citizenship Scholarships/Kalmanovitz Initiative $3,000
Keys for the Homeless $1,000
Network for Victim Recovery of DC $50,000
Sacred Heart Dinner Program $2,000
St. Ann’s Center $2,000
The Northwest Center $2,000
Holy Trinity’s Alms Fund $16, 173
Holy Trinity’s Migrant Support Program $13,000
Trinity’s Georgetown Sunday Suppers $3,000