Portiuncula Foundation


GRANT PROCESS     PAST AWARDEES


Grant Eligibility

An organization applying for a Portiuncula Foundation grant will:

- Be aligned with the ethical and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church

Download File    Ethical and Social Teachings of the Roman Catholic Church

- Meet at least one of the following criteria:

- A 501(c)(3) corporation in western Pennsylvania

- A 501(c)(3) corporation in which one or more Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities serve in active ministry

- An unincorporated ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities

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A qualifying project or program is consistent with the Portiuncula Foundation’s Guiding Principles:

- Advances health, wellness, and education

- Promotes a broad vision of health that includes spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and economic well-being

- Addresses root causes of poverty or has a focus on systemic change

- Empowers the marginalized, especially women and children

- Serves the vulnerable and/or underserved

- Conforms to the ethical and social teachings of the Catholic Church

- Demonstrates collaboration with other organizations

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Capital/building and technology projects should:

- Serve vulnerable populations

- Provide highly collaborative opportunities