Sisters of St. Francis Foundation Fund- An Opportunity for Giving


The Sisters of St. Francis Foundation Fund was established to continue the legacy and mission of the Sisters of St. Francis.  Beyond the Sisters actively serving others in mission, the fund will continue benefiting those who are presently working in mission in the following areas.  The annual grants award program was established to continue the legacy of care and support to the underserved and marginalized.

Grant Focus:

Human Trafficking– grants to assist survivor support activities that could include comprehensive program delivery, economic opportunity, education initiatives and generally all kinds of anti-trafficking efforts. This grant should focus on raising the dignity and respect for all impacted by human trafficking.

Immigrants and Refugees – grant funding in this area will encompass a wide arena of services to the needs of this underserved population.  Examples of funded programs could include citizenship and naturalization efforts, economic opportunity, physical and mental health support, education, and workforce development initiatives…generally all efforts that promote the well-being of immigrants and refugees.

Social Justice & Equal Opportunity – grant funding will be awarded in various areas including, activities that promote equal access to housing, employment, education, and health care.  Programs that support a client’s ability to define their own future and access to new opportunities for a successful life.

Care for Creation- grant funding will be awarded to agencies that promote the earth and sustainability; earth science and education; neighborhood beautification, environmental justice work, and other initiatives that lead to the continued health and well-being of Mother Earth.

The Sisters of St. Francis Foundation Board of Trustees will review grants and the awards will range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Specifically, grants are awarded only to nonprofit, charitable organizations that have a designated 501 (c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service.

All grant applications are completed online, the application deadline is October 15, 2022.  Access to the electronic application is through The Greater Toledo Community Foundation assists with this grantmaking initiative.  The release of grant guidelines will be August 15, 2022, and the completed Proposal deadline is October 15, 2022.

We are grateful for the ongoing support of you our donors and friends who continue to support the Sisters, joining together to honor the legacy of Mother Adelaide and her Franciscan mission of caring, which began in 1916.

Questions? Call the Foundation Office, 419.824.3625.

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