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


Cycle 1
Application Deadline – October 7, 2022*
Decisions Announced – by November 11, 2022

Cycle 2
Application Deadline – February 24, 2023
Decisions Announced – by March 31, 2023

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. FY23 Tau Grants will support unrestricted general operating/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 or board self-identifies with one or more of the marginalized groups, and that didn’t receive Tau grant funding in Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 – Spring 2022. Read the Tau Overview document.

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


Fall Cycle
LOI – October 6, 2022*
Full Application – October 10, 2022*
*Note – fall deadlines have been extended

Spring Cycle
LOI – March 30, 2023
Full Application – April 3, 2023

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,  Allegany Franciscan Associates or be a member 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 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.