Mr. Joseph R. Lawton set up this trust fund to be used solely for the benefit of needy people with priority to be given to emergency situations in Wilmington and New Castle County areas, but not to exclude needy people in other areas at the discretion of Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church.
Grant applications to the Lawton Trust are accepted twice a year on March 1 and September 1 with funding decisions made by May 1 and November 1, respectively. Visits by members of the Lawton Trust Commission are made to verify each need and better understand its related request.
Approximately $40,000 in grants are awarded annually.
For more information, please contact the church office.