Good.pngSince its 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(c)(3) 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 501(c)(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.

Grant Recipients are chosen by late spring prior to the fall Bazaar. Funds are disbursed in the weeks after the Bazaar takes place.

We are happy to announce the
2018 Bazaar Grant Recipients: 

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  1. ALALA – Help post-surgical cancer patients stay in the continuum of care. Alala seeks to empower cancer survivors and help them build self confidence after initial diagnosis by offering educational resources, support, and supplies for post diagnosis care.
  2. JUMP START – Help fund a 42-week prison life skills program.Jump Start, a non-denominational faith-based program offered through Camille Graham Women’s Prison, seeks to reduce recidivism and improve quality of life by providing individuals with support they need to succeed after incarceration.
  3. SISTERCARE – Help fund early intervention counseling for women leaving violent relationships. Sistercare provides services and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and their children.
  4. TOBY’S PLACE – Provide funds for furniture for children’s rooms. A program of the Oliver Gospel Mission, Toby’s Place provides long-term transitional housing and lifeskill training for Columbia’s ‘hidden homeless’: women and children.
  5. TRANSITIONS – Fund a Youth Program for young people aged 18-24 who are living in Transitions Homeless Shelter. Transitions is the Columbia midland’s largest homeless shelter providing homeless men and women aged 18 and older access to a day center, hot meals, showers, service providers and housing.

All donations made to the Bazaar are committed to the Bazaar Grants.
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Previous Grant Recipients Include:


  • 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.