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



September 12, 2019
12 noon

Tau Grants

One-year grants focused on small nonprofits (<$2M) with organizational or program needs that are limited in scope. Traditionally, Tau Grants are intended to support organizations or services that assist persons who are marginalized, economically poor, or have limited access to healthcare and health information. There are two grant cycles per year. The first FY20 Tau Grants cycle will support outreach for the 2020 Census for organizations, programs, or initiatives working in targeted communities that have historically low rates of participation in the Census.  Requests up to $10,000 will be considered. Read the Tau Grant Program Overview document.

October 1, 2019
12 noon

ACOR Grants

One year grants that provide short-term support to local community projects that are in keeping with the mission, vision, and direction of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. ACOR Grants are unique among Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ grant programs in that they do not have a geographic restriction. Rather, they require a direct affiliation with Franciscan Sisters of Allegany or Trinity Health. There are two grant cycles a year. Read the ACOR Overview document. (ACOR Overview in Portuguese)

Sept. 13, 2019
12 noon

Major Grants

Major Grants support organizations, programs, or initiatives that strategically align with our mission, as well as focus on improving the overall heath status of underserved communities. Major Grants include General Operating and Programmatic Support each with separate applications. The Letter of Intent (LOI) grant application will be available August 15, 2019. We anticipate providing up to 15 grants across the three regions we serve ranging between $10,000 and $100,000 for General Operating Support and between $50,000 and $200,000 for Programmatic Support.  The grant period will be one to two years.