Trinity Awarded Three Capital Grants!

Since May, a total of $192,000 has been secured from area foundations for our From Generation to Generation capital campaign.  The Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation gave a $17,000 capital grant in honor of retired Dean Tracey Lind in May.  In July, The George Gund Foundation awarded a $100,000 capital grant and The Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust pledged $75,000 to help underwrite ADA and building code upgrades.  These grants, plus the $100,000 Ohio Emergency Measures grant for campus-wide security awarded in April, show how important Trinity is to the Greater Cleveland community. More foundation capital campaign requests are in preparation for late 2017 and early 2018 submittals.
The funds from these grants — along with the support already received from generous members, friends and the Diocese of Ohio — are being put to work!  Five capital projects totaling over $500,000 are now underway and include:
  • New sanctuary chairs ($180,000)
  • Cloister vestibule repairs and restoration ($40,000)
  • Euclid Avenue stair rails’ repair/installation ($25,000)
  • Cathedral door new hardware ($30,000)
  • Upgraded fire suppression with better strobe and emergency exit signage ($272,000)
More capital projects will be added by the Vestry as funds are committed and received.
A special congregational meeting will be held to discuss the campaign to date and its final phase later this fall. Meeting details will be announced soon.