Synod GrantsNOTE: These grants are only for Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated organizations that reside within the bounds of the Synod of the Trinity.

Some grants revised to address 2020 coronavirus needs. See application for specific information.

The Synod of the Trinity offers several grant opportunities for presbyteries, congregations and individuals in our region. Below is a list of those options with a brief description. More information and the grant application is available on the grant’s designated page.

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A trifold flyer is available here that includes information about all of the Synod’s grants.

Note: An entity may only apply for one Synod grant per year. Please choose carefully as you consider your application.

Helpful Hints

Check out this quick video that explains how to download and prepare your fillable grant form, including three detailed ways to create that electronic signature that will allow for faster interaction between congregations and presbyteries. Find the video tutorial here. (For a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to help you view the application, click here.)

NEW! Technology Grant

Due to an overwhelming response, the amount budgeted for this grant has been reached and is no longer available.

This grant is intended to support congregations and presbyteries in procuring the technology, technological training and support, and/or technological needs assessment critical to moving forward with their ministry in these changing times.

Ecumenical Grant

Congregations, presbyteries and Presbyterian supported interdenominational partnerships are invited to dream a local ministry initiative and can apply for a one-time grant of up to $2,000 to begin that new work. More information is available here.

Innovation Grant

Through these one-time grants, congregations, presbyteries and faith-based organizations are encouraged to dream and explore new and innovative possibilities for ministry and mission. Learn more here.


Click on picture to learn about Krislund Camp and Conference Center’s Traveling Day Camps.

Innovation Grant for Congregationally Connected Campus Ministry

Congregations can play a vital role in the life of a nearby college campus by providing meals, worship and a safe space. This one-time grant will assist a congregation seeking to develop a new, ongoing campus connection. More details are available here.

Innovation Grant for New Worshiping Communities

In partnership with the Presbyterian Mission Agency, this one-time grant will assist with a portion of the matching funds necessary for Investment and Growth Grants for New Worshiping Communities. More information here.

Mission Travel Grant

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mission Travel Grant giving is currently suspended.

Short-term mission trip travel represents a special kind of experience, and the Synod of the Trinity wants to help congregations and individuals put faith into action through this grant.


Click on the photo to learn how the Presbytery of Lake Erie engaged in an international mission partnership trip to Ghana.

Partnership Grant

Is your group passionate about a common interest or concern? Is your team interested in connecting with another group to live out that call in ongoing ways? If so, this grant is for you. Find out more here.


Click on the photo to learn how First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, PA, used its “Backyard Missions” to create short-term missions in their own community.

Peacemaking Grant

If you are interested in addressing the issues and making a difference in the areas of hate speech and behavior, racism and gun violence, this Peacemaking Grant will assist you in your ambition. To see what other targeted issues will be strongly considered with this grant, click here.


Click on the photo to learn about the experiences of Hillary Leslie, a Young Adult Volunteer who spent time in Belfast and New Orleans.

Student Study Grant

Education and vocation discernment are key Presbyterian values. This opportunity, which is available for both undergraduates and graduates, supports opportunities where both may take place. To learn more about the Synod’s funding, click here. Other Presbyterian-related college grants can also be found on this page.


Click on the photo to read about how a Student Study Grant helped a pastor explore Theology of Missional Congregations.