Supporting Catholic sisters to be recognized as global leaders in sustainable human development.

Catholic sisters are selfless leaders serving individuals living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage in some of the most challenging contexts in the world. Sisters are trusted community-based leaders who solve complex social problems. More than 700,000 sisters around the world educate our children, care for individuals living in poverty, stand with individuals experiencing oppression, promote peace and advocate for justice. With ministries at the heart of human development efforts and with a commitment to serve people from all walks and life and religious beliefs, Catholic sisters are uniquely positioned to be recognized as among the most trusted and effective leaders in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. By 2030, the Catholic Sisters Initiative aims to increase the capacity of sisters to meaningfully address poverty, and elevate their voice and influence as moral leaders of change in the global effort to relieve human suffering and restore human dignity.

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Grantee Catholic Church Extension Society Catholic Extension supports and strengthens poor mission dioceses across the United States by strategically investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. The Foundation supports Catholic Extension’s U.S. – Latin America Sisters Exchange Program, which provides opportunities for Catholic sisters from Latin America to serve in dioceses in the United States with Hispanic populations.
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