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Partners - Support

Honoring sponsor Riki Rushing
Trinity Center Fundraiser

St. David’s Episcopal Church

Trinity Center was created by parishioners of St. David’s Episcopal Church and is located within the southeast corner of the church. St. David’s Episcopal Church also supports Trinity Center with many volunteers who are parishioners, as well as with very significant in-kind contributions of both space and administrative services.

2024 Board of Trustees

Martha Degrasse – President

Rev. Chuck Treadwell - Chair

Lowell Keig – Treasurer

Rex Hunt – Secretary

Merrell Ann Shearer

Jennifer Scariano

Gaye Polan

Jason Palos

Caitlin Maher

Andi Brauer

Mary-Alis Kelly

Bill Christian

We could not offer our services and continue to grow without receiving grants from the following foundations:

2024 Grantmakers and Foundations

The Argus Fund

The Moody Foundation

The Religious Coalition to Assist the Homeless

The Travis Kessler & Shelley Friend Giving Fund


2023 Grantmakers and Foundations

The Moody Foundation

The Ruth and Paul Connor Foundation

The Shield-Ayres Foundation

The Religious Coalition to Assist the Homeless

The Austin Community Foundation

The Georgia B. Lucas Grant Fund

The Lola Wright Foundation

The Donald Hammill Foundation

Glimmer of Hope Austin

The City of Austin Housing Authority

The Blackbaud Giving Fund

The Meyer Levy Fund


2023 Individuals and Families

Anne Penn

Beth and Bryan Plater

Beth and Chris McKay

Betsy and Hughes Abell

Catherine Robb

Elise Bright

Eric Leibrock

Gay Guthrey and Jonathan Gribetz

Greg and Laura Sajbel

Heather and Paul Dennison

James Harrington

Jessica Chapin and Laurie Eiserloh

John Horton-Young

Kelly and Lewis Talbert

Kimberly Bilger

Lowell and Beth Keig

Mark and Monica Wells

Melinda Taylor and Jim Robertson

Peter and Louise Pincoffs

Riki Rushing and Allen Gilmer

Robert and Anna Belle Williams

Robin Cooper

Robin and Gene Shepherd

Russell and Renee Graham

Sharon Voudouris-Ross

More Partners

Texas Coffee Traders – Coffee is always brewing at Trinity Center, and Texas Coffee Traders donates it all. We make about 35 pots/day, day after day, week after week. Many of the small miracles that happen at Trinity Center do start over a cup of coffee. We’ve heard that many neighbors are drawn to us for the great coffee we serve; it all comes from Texas Coffee Traders. Texas Coffee Traders gives back in many ways. They are committed to fair trade and they support a variety of local events, charities and programs. Thanks for your constant support.

El Milagro  For many years El Milagro Tortilla has donated their fresh and delicious tortillas. Trinity Center uses these amazing tortillas every week during our Sunday Streets Service. We thank you El Milagro for your continued generosity and support.

Rick Patrick Photography –  Rick Patrick has blessed Trinity Center for many years with his skills and gifts in photography. He loves making portraits of our neighbors at our Christmas party and we cannot describe the excitement and appreciation neighbors express when they get a copy of their portrait. You can check out more of his work at:


Equal Hearts Americorps Program – Trinity Center is a site agency for the Equal Hearts AmeriCorps Program. One Americorps member is placed at Trinity Center for one year to engage clients in a process that empowered them to obtain and/or maintain permanent affordable housing and improve personal stability through the development of effective life skills. In addition, AmeriCorps members educated the community-at-large on issues related to homelessness and access the support of community volunteers, in-kind donations, and financial contributions.

J. Jill – Both of the stores in North and South Austin have become regular donors of superb quality new clothing for our Woman to Woman shopping program on Mondays. In cold weather and hot weather, they call us to pick up bountiful bags of wonderful, practical clothing for our neighbors.

I Support the Girls

Bombas – For the past couple of years Bombas has selected Trinity Center as a recipient of thousands of new socks. We are so grateful and so are our neighbors who receive them on a daily basis. Thank you Bombas!!


The Texas Playboys Baseball Club – For the past couple of years Trinity Center has been chosen to be a recipient of funds collected during a Texas Playboys Baseball game. Every season the Playboys choose a number of non-profit organizations to dedicate their game earnings to—through their support and the generosity of their fans, Trinity Center has received almost $20k total in the past 2 years. THANK YOU!! To learn more about this amazing baseball club and join in on some games in the coming season you can go to the following link:


Adobe at the Domain – Team members of Adobe have come together for the past couple of years and have raised funds for Trinity Center specifically for blankets and warming items. Because of their support and generosity Trinity Center was able to distribute more than 1,000 blankets during 2023’s colder months leading into 2024. Thank you, Adobe, for your care and desire for our neighbors to keep warm!!

Collaborations & Coalitions

We truly believe that ‘It takes a village,’ and we collaborate extensively with other service providers. The following is a list of service providers who use Trinity Center, free of charge, for their outreach programs, as well as providers who Trinity Center calls and refers neighbors to regularly:

The Central Texas Food Bank –

SAFE Alliance -

Community Care -

Vivent Health -

The Source -

Communities for Recovery -

Downtown Austin Alliance -

Austin Free Net -

El Buen Samaritano -

UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work

UT School of Nursing

Cap Metro – Provides Trinity Center 2-year Bus Cards for Neighbors

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church – Leads our Monday Shower Ministry

Tarrytown United Methodist Church – Leads our Thursday Shower Ministry

H.O.S.T (Homeless Outreach Street Team)

The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO)


Office of Veteran Affairs

The 8th Street Shelter

Urban Alchemy

Integral Care

Community First! Village

The Other Ones Foundation

Family Eldercare

Housing Authority of City of Austin (HACA)

……….to name a few!

Trinity Center also participates in the following coalitions:

One Voice Central Texas – a collaboration of Executive Directors of human services’ non-profits.

ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness) – a coalition of service providers for the unhoused population.

The Cluster – a coalition of downtown churches and service providers serving the unhoused population.

“Being homeless has taught me humility. Trinity Center has taught me gratitude.”

We Need Your Support Today!

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