January 1, 2014
7 Grants totaling $131,000 were awarded in 2014
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Applications are due on April 1st and October 15th by 2:00 p.m.
Maximum Speer Grant will be $20,000

25th Anniversary
This video was shown as part of the Speer Trust 25th Anniversary celebration, which was held on November 20, 2010 in Chestertown Maryland. It highlights a few of the projects funded by the Speer Trust over the past 25 years. Click to view the video in a new window.


Welcome to The Speer Trust
Churches and Community Organizations in Partnership

What is Speer Trust?

The Speer Trust is an Administrative Commission of the New Castle Presbytery. The Speer Trust has funded $6 million of programs in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of MD over the past 30 years and $8 million worldwide.

Who Benefits from Speer Funds?

The main purpose of the fund is to assist organizations of people who live in Delaware or the Eastern Shore of Maryland and have low incomes to gain control over their own lives as they address the root causes of poverty. To accomplish this, funds are awarded to organizations working in partnership with Presbyterians mutually committed to making their community a better place to live.

From a Speer-funded Project by Evelyn Townsend

“Speer provided us with the information we needed. They’ve opened doors that have been closed to organizations such as ours. They’ve given us support along with funding. They don’t just give you the money. They help you gain the knowledge to stand alone.”