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.

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 applications are 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

This workshop by Elizabeth Connelly, the connections coordinator for the Synod of the Trinity, will give you the research tools to pinpoint potential foundations and funding resources within your community and our region. You will also leave the workshop with an understanding of how to establish contact with a potential funder and what to say in the first, second and third discussions, and how to keep the relationship alive for funding cycles to come. (Click here to view)

Webinar: Writing the Grant: How to Start and What to Share (NEW!)

This second workshop by Elizabeth gives you the framework and confidence to apply for a grant outside of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination and will teach you how to present your case, and your church or other entity, in the most appealing and critical light. (Click here to view)

Fillable Form Tips

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! Fit-For-The-Future Grant

Designed only for presbyteries in the Synod of the Trinity region, the purpose of the Fit-for-the-Future Grant is to encourage presbyteries to take concrete steps toward missional and/or ecclesiastical changes that will position them for continued ministry effectiveness over the next 10 years. Find out more by clicking here.

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

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.