In a press release Trinity Wall Street reports “grants of more than $1 million to aid communities in metro New York during 2008″ and “an additional $2 million was awarded to Episcopal dioceses in the United States and the 70 nation Anglican Communion.”
Applications for 2009 are now being accepted. For more information about the Global Partners Initiative and other grants, visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/grants.
A sampling of the overseas recipients:
- Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) – $23,000 over one year for technological infrastructure to support CAPA as a place of information gathering and sharing among the Anglican churches in Africa.
- Diocese of Southern Malawi (Province of Central Africa) – $18,000 (with the parish of St. David’s, Austin) over one year to support a savings and loan program with women in Blantyre.
- Diocese of Aru (Province of the Congo) – $51,075 over one year to establish a savings and loan program.
- Province of the Congo – $55,000 over three years as general operating support for the Kampala office and the Liaison officer.
- Diocese of Southern Nyanza (The Anglican Church of Kenya) – $136,000 over one year to establish a savings and loan program with women and youth in the diocese.
- The Episcopal Church of Sudan – $93,150 over two years for continued support of the Kampala office of ECS to allow communication with supporters and among the dioceses, to provide logistical support and help to develop the capacity of the dioceses to serve their communities.
- The Episcopal Church of Sudan – $328,000 over one year to connect nine dioceses in Sudan to the internet and support the provincial telecommunications infrastructure, including the development of an Episcopal Church of the Sudan website.
- The Episcopal Church of Sudan – $55,000 over one year to install a communication system connecting the ECS Head Office in Juba to isolated dioceses in rural areas.
- Diocese of Kajo-Keji (Province of Sudan) – $50,000 over one year to establish a holistic HIV/AIDS prevention program. [Update: The Diocese of Bethlehem is the companion diocese of Kajo-Keji.]
- Diocese of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) – $110,500 over three years to implement a clean water project in the twenty-seven villages across the diocese.
- Diocese of Northern Uganda (The Church of the Province of Uganda) – $76,800 over two years to establish an agricultural training program.
Other grants went to support several projects each in the Province of South Africa and the Province of Burundi.