In January of 2009, Trinity Episcopal Church adopted a new outreach ministry called the St. Francis Project. The objective of this project is to raise and give away $1,000,000 over ten years to agencies and ministries in our community and world. The money is given out primarily through grant applications and the criteria for these grants are based on the prayer of St. Francis, or as our mission statement reads:
To develop true servants of God and bring the hope, healing, compassion, forgiveness and joy of the kingdom of God to a world broken by despair, suffering, anger and need.
The St. Francis Board will review grant applications twice a year. The deadline for the first cycle is January 31st, with grants announced by April 1st. The deadline for the second cycle is July 31st, with grants announced by October 1st. All grants requesting $5,000 or more are asked to apply by the January 31st deadline. Grants requesting less that that amount may apply at either time. The amount and method of funding for any grant remains at the discretion of the St. Francis Board. The Board may choose to fund large grants quarterly or semi annually.