Change a Life ministry (CALM)

For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying,

Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

(Deuteronomy 15:11)

One of Trinity's core values is “serving the community with the love and justice of Jesus.” Change A Life Ministry (CALM) fulfills this by providing financial and spiritual support in the Bay Area and globally for over 20 years. We provide grants to individuals based in the San Francisco Bay Area to positively change the trajectory of a life. 

Our mission statement is: 

Follow the Lord's commandment to help those in need by improving the trajectory of

individuals' lives through financial and spiritual support.

Helping Those in need

Jesus tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves and help the vulnerable in our community. CALM fulfills this commandment by providing financial assistance that positively changes the trajectory of people’s lives. Examples include rental assistance, past-due bills, emergency auto repair, education expenses, dental bills and home repairs.

Community Assistance

CALM supports our community by working with the congregation and through partnerships with local non-profit organizations. This ministry has helped individuals struggling to make ends meet, seniors who needed financial assistance, families who were affected by domestic violence, children with developmental disabilities, and addicts recovering from substance abuse.

Educational assistance

Presbyterians value learning about the world and how it functions as well as developing God-given talents. CALM provides financial assistance and scholarships to students attending seminary and educational institutions who otherwise do not have the opportunity to attend school. Examples include grants for scholarships, student living expenses and school supplies.


If you or someone you know needs financial support and would like to request a grant, fill out the

CALM Grant Form and email it to We also provide the Grant Form in Spanish. It can take up to 4-6 weeks to review a grant request.

CALM Brochure here


Those who’d like to join our ministry and help create positive change can contact us at