Funds are not granted to address needs internal to a particular congregation, such as:
supporting retired sisters
operating a novitiate, motherhouse or retirement center
convent construction and repairs
Funds are not granted to the following kinds of organizations or projects:
diocesan or parish programs and schools in the United States and other high-income countries
well-established projects with large operating budgets (more than $2,000,000)
paying tuition or school fees of specific students
repaying incurred debts
contributing to endowments or capital campaigns
purchasing land or buildings
Funds are not generally granted for the following purposes:
major construction or renovations
salaries (*See below.)
If your organization has received a previous grant from the Fund for Sisters and you have already submitted the 12-month grant report, you may apply for another grant. Please understand that you must go through the same two-step grant process.The maximum number of grants your organization may receive is 3 grants within a 7-year period.
*Please note that salaries/stipends are not one of our funding prioritiesbecause they indicate the project is not self-sustainable: that is, the project requires salaries/stipends to continue, and without these, it could not be sustained and would need the support of the Fund for Sisters year after year. We prefer to support organizations whose goal includes self-reliance.