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



February 28, 2019
12 noon

Tau Grants

One-year grants focused on small and mid-sized nonprofits (<$2M) with organizational or program needs that are limited in scope. FY19 Tau Grants will support capacity-building efforts for organizations, programs or initiatives that are aligned with our mission and impact at least one of the social determinants of health. The first cycle addressed social determinants: education, economic stability and/or health & healthcare. The second cycle will address social & community context, neighborhood & built environment, and health & healthcare. Tau Grants are intended to support 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. Requests up to $10,000 will be considered. Read Tau Grant Overview document.

April 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)

Deadline for 2019 has passed

Major Grants

Major Grants support organizations, programs, or initiatives that increase access to health services and/or improve 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 November 15, 2018. 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.