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

Application available August 23, 2021

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.

Deadline passed

ACOR Grants

Allegany Community Out Reach (ACOR) Grants support local community projects and provide operating support to nonprofit organizations that extend the vision of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. A direct affiliation with the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, Allegany Franciscan Associates or Trinity Health is required to apply. Requests up to $10,000 will be considered.


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.