The Trinity Grants Program, part of Trinity Wall Street, has distributed grants of more than $1 million to aid communities in metro New York during 2008. An additional $2 million was awarded to Episcopal dioceses in the United States and the 70 nation Anglican Communion.
I include here only the awarded grants and program descriptions that may relate in some way to the Diocese of Kajo Keji, our companion diocese in southern Sudan.
(1) $50,000, to the Diocese of Kajo Keji, over one year, to establish a holistic HIV/AIDS prevention program.
(2) $93,150, to the Episcopal Church of Sudan, 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.
(3) $60,000, to the Episcopal Church of Sudan, over one year, t conduct a retreat fr the Sudanese Bishops and their wives.
(4) $328,000, to the Episcopal Church of Sudan, over one year, t 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.
(5) $55,000, to the Episcopal Church of Sudan, over one year, to install a communication system connecting the ECS Head Office in Juba to isolated dioceses in rural area.
(6) $50,000, to the Trinity Grants Program, over one year, to secure a consultant to oversee the installation process for computers and internet access for dioceses across the Sudan.
(7) $18,000, to the Trinity Grants Program, over one year, to fund a feasibility study of database creation and the use of a solar powered Very Smal perture Terminal (VSAT) for the Episcopal Church of Sudan.