Serving in Christ's Love and Sharing the Good News

Grant Application

Women's Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) is made up of a group of people who have established a donor advised fund within the Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Trust. The mission of the Women’s Giving Circle is to "demonstrate God’s love by positively impacting people’s lives through collective philanthropy and awarding of financial gifts." By pooling our financial resources, we will annually grant available monies available to groups and initiatives that focus on the following:

1. Support for basic human needs
2. Promotion of health and wellness (spirit, mind, body) 
3. Education to advance the quality of life 
4. Supports for the arts in ministry 
5. Meeting needs of the elderly 
6. Encouraging self-sufficiency for women and girls 
7. Support for families in need


Members of Trinity may apply on their own behalf or the behalf of qualified organizations or groups within the congregation. Organizations may apply and must be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or another qualified 501(C)(3) organization must agree to serve as fiscal agent. A letter of agreement signed by both parties must accompany the proposal.


Applications must be submitted online between May 1 and August 31 each year. Please complete the application form below.

Trinity Lutheran Church Women's Giving Circle Grant Application

Program Name:

Contact Name:

Phone Number:






Amount Requested:

Total Budget:

Describe your program, its target population and the need it meets:

What will the funds be used for?

What other funding sources do you have?

How will you sustain the program in subsequent years?

If the grant is not funded or partiallly funded, how will that impact your program?

Have you received funds from the Trinity Endowment Fund or Women's Giving Circle in the past? If yes, list date and amount.:


If your program receives a grant, we ask that you attend the Women’s Giving Circle Spring Gathering to share the impact of the grant on your program.

We would also appreciate any photos and other documentation you could give us for possible use on the website, in other promotional materials and to share with the congregation.


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“It’s about coming together to make an impact. Collaboration allows us to come together to do something that is hard for one person to do alone. When we collaborate we can be more effective; we can do more.” 

–Mary Schoenknecht, Founding Member