Allegany Franciscan Ministries Grants

Allegany Franciscan Ministries is pleased to offer the following open funding opportunities. Program guidelines, limitations, applications, and review process vary by grant program.  Please click on the links below for more information about each grant program.  All applications are submitted through our online grants management system.

Active Funding Opportunities

FY24 Deadlines

Cycle 1
Application Available – August 28, 2023
Deadline – September 27, 2023 (12 pm noon)
Decisions Announced – Week of October 23rd

Cycle 2
Application Available – January 22, 2024
Deadline – February 21, 2024 (12 pm noon)
Decisions Announced – Week of March 18th

Tau Grants

Tau Grants are for smaller nonprofits with organizational or program needs that are limited in scope, and are intended to support organizations or services that assist persons who are historically marginalized, economically poor, or have limited access to healthcare and health information. FY24 Tau Grants will support unrestricted general operating or organizational capacity-building needs for organizations that provide services to the following marginalized groups: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), LGBTQ+, and/or persons with disabilities. Requests up to $15,000 will be considered for organizations where at least 50% of the population served falls within the marginalized groups identified, 25% of staff leadership (leadership team as you define it) self-identifies with one or more of the marginalized groups, and that didn’t receive Tau grant funding in Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 – Spring 2023. Read FY24 Tau Grant Overview.

FY24 Tau Grant Application questions – For reference only. Applicants must apply through our grants management system.


Fall Cycle
LOI – September 28, 2023
Full Application – October 2, 2023

Spring Cycle
LOI – March 28, 2024
Full Application – April 1, 2024

ACOR Grants

Allegany Community Out Reach (ACOR) Grants provide short-term support to local community projects that extend the mission and vision of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. Grants focus on improving health, wellness and quality of life in marginalized communities. Funding is limited to nonprofit organizations directly affiliated with the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany or Allegany Franciscan Associates, or that are a ministry of Trinity Health. Requests up to $10,000 will be considered. Grant requests may be submitted for either program or general operating support. Read the ACOR Grant Overview document. View Portuguese version here.

ACOR Grant LOI Application | ACOR Grant Full Application – For reference only. Applicants must apply through our grants management system.


St. Clare Grants

St. Clare grants support activities or projects that support our mission and vision and impact the communities we serve. These may include national, statewide, regional or local advocacy efforts, philanthropic partnerships, nonprofit capacity building, educational, research and planning activities, or disaster response. Direct unsolicited requests are not accepted.

St. Clare Grant Application – For reference only. Invited applicants must apply through our grants management system. Instructions will be provided with invitation.