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The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation 2017 – 2018 Grantmaking Cycle

During its 2017-18 grantmaking cycle, the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation will award a total of $425,000 to agencies conducting programs in its service delivery area

  • $345,000 for grants
  • $ 30,000 for On-Going Education (Capacity Building)
  • $ 50,000 in Set Aside Funds.

The Foundation’s Focus for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 is Abuse, Neglect and Domestic Violence.  The Focus does not include substance abuse.

An agency which meets the criteria for providing services in the Focus area, may apply for a grant between $20,000 and $50,000.  In 2017-2018, an awardee will receive the full amount requested; in 2018-2019, it will receive half of the requested amount.

An agency which serves primarily the Focus area, may apply for a Core Operating Support grant, an Existing Program Grant or a New Program Grant.  Other agencies may apply for an Existing Program Grant or a New Program Grant designed to address the focus.

For specific information please call the Foundation’s office, 757-886-6025.