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 “measuring impact by lives we touch.” 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 and organizations to positively change the trajectory of a life. Our mission statement is:


Follow the Lord's commandment to help the needy by improving

the trajectory of individuals' lives through financial and spiritual support.


Helping Those in need

Jesus commands us to help the vulnerable in our

community. CALM strives to fulfill this

commandment by providing financial help to

individuals that can positively change the

trajectory of their lives. Examples include grants

for rent assistance, emergency auto repair,

and assisting recent immigrants.


Community Assistance

Community organizations can have a huge impact on

people's lives. CALM offers grants to local and global

organizations that directly impact individuals.

Examples include grants for job training to help

inmates get jobs upon release, funding that allows

teenagers to attend high school in Romania and grants

that allow foster children in Albania to get

orthodontics.

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 this form and email it to calm@trinity-pres.org


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

calm@trinity-pres.org.