Tau Grants

Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ 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. People of Color refers to any racial or ethnic group or population that identifies as non-white.

To be considered for funding both of the following criteria must apply to the organization:

-The organization did not receive Tau Grant funding in Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 or Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

-At least 50% of the organization’s population served fall within the marginalized groups identified


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Brittney Frazier
Grants Officer & Strategic Initiative Manager
(727) 489-0499
Email Brittney

First time applying? Read our How to Apply Instructions.

Note: Tau Grant application is not available until August 23rd.

Program Description

Addressing social determinants of health is important for reducing longstanding disparities in health and health care and achieving equitable health outcomes for historically marginalized groups. Health inequities often stem from structural racism or the historical disenfranchisement and discrimination of particular marginalized groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, low-income populations, and members of the LGBTQ community. These groups have historically been overlooked from obtaining resources that are needed to be healthy and are disproportionately exposed to a combination of health risks.

For the purposes of this Tau Grant application, capacity building is defined as intentional, mission-driven efforts aimed at strengthening the operations, management, programs and governance of nonprofits to improve their performance and impact.

Past Grants Awarded


To be considered for funding, the project must align with Catholic social teaching, and the organization must meet the following basic requirements:

-Have received a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service confirming its exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

-Serve residents of one or more of the following counties: Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin, Hillsborough and Pinellas.

-Be “in good standing” with Allegany Franciscan Ministries (for organizations that have received one or more grants from Allegany Franciscan Ministries prior to 2019).

-Be willing and able to comply with all requirements of the Allegany Franciscan Ministries Grant Agreement. (See a sample agreement).


Limitations – Tau Grants

Organizations with an operating budget of $2 million dollars or over are not eligible (this includes hospitals and universities).

Not available for individuals, public agencies, capital projects (buildings, van/automobiles, etc.) fundraising events, or endowments.

Not available for organizations who have received Tau grant funding in Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 – Spring 2021.

Total Awards

We anticipate making up to 16 grants in each cycle with individual grants up to $10,000 for a one-year term. There will be an equal amount of funds allocated for each cycle. Grant funding will be rolled over to next cycle, if allocated funding is not exhausted in the prior cycle.

Application Process

The online application may be accessed through the Apply link at the top of this page. If this is your first time applying, review the How To Apply information first.

A maximum of two requests can be submitted per organization for the fiscal year; one submission per cycle.

If a prior application from the organization has been declined, we strongly recommend you speak with Brittney Frazier, Allegany’s lead for Tau Grants, before submitting another request (see contact information above).

Receipt of the application will be confirmed by e-mail.

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

Application Dates

Application will be made available on August 23, 2021 and will remain open until April 8, 2022. To be considered for a particular cycle, the application must be submitted no later than the cycle deadline date by 12 pm (noon). 

Dates for the three rolling Tau Grant cycles are as follows:

Cycle 1

Application Deadline:  September 24, 2021 

Decisions Announced:  October 25, 2021

Cycle 2

Application Deadline:  January 14, 2022 

Decisions Announced:  February 11, 2022

Cycle 3

Application Deadline:  April 8, 2022 

Decisions Announced:  May 13, 2022

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