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 Deadlines:

Cycle 1 – September 24, 2021
Cycle 2 – January 14, 2022
Cycle 3 – April 8, 2022

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. FY22 Tau Grants will support capacity building efforts for organizations or programs that provide services to the following marginalized groups: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), LGBTQ+, and/or persons with disabilities. Requests up to $10,000 will be considered for organizations where at least 50% of the population served falls within the marginalized groups identified and that didn’t receive Tau grant funding in Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 or Fall 2020 – Spring 2021. Read the TAU Overview document.

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


Fall Cycle
LOI – September 21, 2021
Full Application – October 1, 2021

Spring Cycle
LOI – March 30, 2022
Full Application, April 1, 2022

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 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.