Deadline: 15 May 2016
The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia is seeking applications from organisations for its Social Justice Grant Fund Program with an aim to involve and to support those who would benefit from it.
Established in 1981 as an outgrowth of the 125th anniversary celebration of the foundation of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, this fund continues to award grants to organizations that address the basic causes of injustice and promote self-help and empowerment.
The purpose of the fund is to enable the Sisters of St. Francis to share their resources and live out their commitment to those who are poor, oppressed, and marginalized in our society. The fund is used for programs/projects that promote social justice at local, national, or international levels.
Grant Information: Maximum amount given for a single program/project is $5,000.
Criteria for Grants
The grant application must:
- address the basic causes of injustice and foster systemic change;
- promote self-help and empowerment of communities;
- respond to the unmet needs of those who are poor and/or marginalized, especially women and children.
- Only one grant application per year per organization will be reviewed.
- Grant applications must be accompanied by proof of tax-exempt status.
- Overseas applicants: Before the process can begin, a specific type of fiscal agent must be approved (explanation of type will be given when initial request is made).
- Overseas applicants must include a letter from the ordinary of the diocese or major superior.
- Grant applications will be given priority when accompanied by a letter of recommendation by a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia who has an understanding of the program/project. If this is not possible, attach a letter of recommendation from a religious or clergy person familiar with the program/project, including his/her full name, address, and telephone number.
- Grants must document attempts and results of seeking other funding sources.
- The grant application must indicate how ongoing operational funding will be obtained.
- The grant application must provide the objective and scope of the program/project, i.e., the number of people impacted/areas to be served)
- The application must indicate how the program/project does not duplicate an existing service in your community.
- Once grants are reviewed by the Social Justice Grant Review Committee and approved by the Corporation, all applicants will be notified by mail of the decision.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can request for screening forms by sending an e-mail at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Social Justice Grant Fund.