Funding Priorities

Priority consideration for funding is given to the following organizations:

1. First Priority

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Congregation

2. Second Priority

The five nonprofit organizations whose sole sponsor is the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati for their sustainability and impact

3. Third Priority

Nonprofit organizations where Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati serve as staff, board members, or in other active ways

4. Fourth Priority

Nonprofit organizations with national, regional, or local efforts that are supported by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

 

Additional Criteria:

Priority consideration is also given to organizations with good stewardship, measurable outcomes and impact in the areas of SC Ministry Foundation’s strategic direction and efforts that support the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Public Statements, including:

1. Revitalization of Price Hill, Cincinnati

  • Early Childhood and Catholic Education
  • Comprehensive Community Development

2. The Earth

“We affirm our Sisters of Charity vision statement to choose to live simply in a complex world committed to the healing of our global home. We believe that God continues to create the universe in the present moment and calls us to be life-giving and creative participants in the ongoing life of Earth. We believe Earth is our teacher.  We believe in safeguarding Earth’s regenerative capacities. We are called: in humility to reverence the beauty and gifts of Earth, in simplicity to recognize our kinship with Earth, in charity to sustainably protect and restore the integrity of Earth’s ecological systems.”
— Official Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Congregation Statement on the Earth

3. Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Integration

“We recognize the rights of all our immigrant/refugee sisters and brothers. We believe the resolution of immigration/refugee issues must be viewed through the lens of economic analysis. Therefore, we call for change in unjust immigration policies and unfair trade agreements by our nation, and we will continue our direct outreach to immigrants and refugees.”
 Official Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Congregation Statement  on Immigration Reform

4. Abolishment of the Death Penalty

“As a Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, we believe that the death penalty should be abolished in the United States in law and in practice.”
Official Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Congregation Statement on the Death Penalty

5. Abolishment of Human Trafficking

“As a Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, we believe that the practice of human trafficking should be abolished in law and practice. The Associates in Mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati strongly support this stand to abolish human trafficking in law and in practice.”
Official Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Congregation Statement Against Human Trafficking

6. Collaborative Initiatives that Leverage Impact

SC Ministry Foundation collaborates with other funders in partnerships locally, nationally and globally, focusing on collective impact.

Please read the Eligibility Requirements and Funding Limitations to find out more about the Foundation’s additional considerations for funding.