Good.pngSince it’s inception in 1948, the Trinity Bazaar’s mission has been to raise funds to return to Columbia’s neediest citizens.

For 70 years Trinity Cathedral’s Daughters of the Holy Cross has given virtually all of the monies raised by the Bazaar back to the midlands community. Trinity Bazaar Grants help (501-3c) nonprofit service organizations to serve Columbia area citizens in need.

How Are Grantees Chosen?

Trinity’s Daughter’s of the Holy Cross (DHC) chooses recipients and disburses Bazaar Grants through a Grants Committee comprised of members of the DHC. During the winter season, members of Trinity Cathedral’s general congregation propose local (501c-3) organizations who seek general or project-specific funds. These organizations complete applications detailing the purpose of their request and showing that they meet grant criteria. The organizations also host a member of the Bazaar Grants Committee for a site visit. The Grants Committee then meets, reviews the applications and site-visit reports, and selects final grant recipients. These selections are usually made by late spring of any given year. 2018 Grant Recipients will be announced on May 21, 2018.

All donations to the Bazaar are committed to the Bazaar Grants. Would you like to make a donation? Please do so here.



  • Columbia Free Medical Clinic: help purchase equipment to diagnose and treat skin disorders, including pre-cancerous lesions.
  • Fresh Start Ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: help provide free laundry service, showers, HIV testing and blood pressure screenings to homeless and working-poor residents of Columbia’s Waverly neighborhood. (Learn more about the ministry here.)
  • Growing Home Southeast:  help with rental subsidies for residents living at Leaphart Place, a 20-unit complex that provides housing and support services for young adults (18-28) who have aged out of the foster care system.
  • Keeping it Real Ministries:  create ‘essentials’ backpacks containing clothes and toiletries for people living on the streets of Columbia. Also, help fund two events featuring a hot meal, music, worship, and inspiration.
  • Lighthouse for Life: help open Karis House, a refuge for girls aged 12-21 who have been rescued from sex trafficking in South Carolina.





2012 Bazaar Grant Recipients:







*Founded by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in 1989, St. Lawrence Place is a primary program of Homeless No More, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to offering a seamless continuum of services and housing to homeless and at-risk families in the midlands of South Carolina.