Our Grantmaking in 2017

  • Catholic Sisters

  • Foster Youth

  • Homelessness

  • Substance Use Prevention

  • Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

  • Avoidable Blindness

  • Safe Water

  • Catholic Education

  • Disaster Relief & Recovery

  • Hospitality

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Other

This total represents grant payment activity during the selected fiscal year. However, approximately 90% of the money awarded in our priority program areas is part of multi-year commitments, so a grant may appear in multiple years of activity. The list below provides additional information about specific projects approved and/or paid during the fiscal year selected, including the project start date and the length of our commitment.

  1. Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

    $75,000 through December 2018

    to support the production of and incorporation of stories of Catholic sisters throughout the feature length documentary film "The Francis Impact."

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2017
  2. Georgetown University

    $990,000 through December 2019

    to continue the development of a platform for cross-sector collaboration to build the capacity and advance the leadership profile of Catholic sisters and the impact of their ministries in Africa.

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2017
  3. Ministry Leadership Center

    $650,000 through December 2019

    to develop an evaluation and measurement model for formation programs in conjunction with Cornell University and Ascension Health.

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: November 2017
  4. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

    $750,000 through December 2020

    to build intergenerational capacity and cultural competence among Catholic sisters in the United States through the Collaboration for Ministry Initiative.

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: November 2017
  5. Loyola Institute for Ministry

    $600,000 through November 2019

    to provide sisters in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with graduate-level instruction that will frame the SDGs in terms of Catholic social teaching, and will build capacity for communications and partnership around sustainable human development.

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2017
  6. Our Savior Parish and USC Caruso Catholic Center

    $45,000 through November 2018

    to continue the engagement of Catholic sisters in the development of the "Vocations Alive!" pilot project.

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: November 2017
  7. Catholic Relief Services

    $2,730,000 through September 2021

    for the second phase of Strengthening the Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood Development (SCORE ECD) in Zambia, Kenya, and Malawi.

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2017
  8. Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

    $1,000,000 through August 2019

    to expand the reach of the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative-América Latina (SLDI-AL) to Guadalajara and Mexico City while continuing to support alumnae in Tijuana.

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2017
  9. School Sisters of Notre Dame

    $1,500,000 through August 2020

    to implement the strategic plan for the Religious at the United Nations.

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: August 2017
  10. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

    $35,000 through June 2018

    to support research projects developed by the three African sisters serving as Visiting Scholars.

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: July 2017
  11. Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

    $840,000 through December 2019

    to support programs and build organizational capacity of the inter-congregational Leadership Collaborative to prepare young sisters for leadership positions.

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: May 2017
  12. School Sisters of Notre Dame

    $15,000 through June 2017

    to supplement the planning grant to strengthen the advocacy efforts of Religious at the United Nations.

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: May 2017
  13. Africa Faith and Justice Network

    $360,000 through December 2019

    to build the capacity of Catholic sisters to mobilize African women to work for social justice and advance the sustainable development goals in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: March 2017
  14. Institute for Global Engagement

    $160,000 through February 2019

    to provide support for four sisters in a cohort of eight women of faith to assume greater leadership roles and influence decision making in global affairs, with an emphasis in areas where women are most affected yet have the least influence.

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: January 2017