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SOCF seeking proposals for Generative Spirit grant

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The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is opening a new grant opportunity in 2019 through its Generative Spirit initiative. This grant opportunity is made possible through a funding partnership between the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

The Generative Spirit initiative cultivates shared learning and relationship-building between Catholic sisters and lay partners in ministry, particularly young adults, with a vision to sustain the tremendous impact that sisters make to communities of need. Through this initiative, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland intends to inspire the next generation of lay leaders who understand and follow the model of Catholic sisters to be leaders in service and ministry.

The foundation is seeking proposals from organizations in the dioceses of Cleveland and Youngstown to expand the work of Generative Spirit through the support of existing programs or new ideas to advance one the initiative and contribute to the initiative’s ultimate vision.

View & print a PDF of full guidelines here.

Please submit a letter of intent of no more than 1,000 words via email to Rachel Drotar, Project Coordinator, at The letter should be in a Word document or PDF format, and please use the subject line “Generative Spirit Letter of Intent” in your e-mail. The letter should include the following information:

  • A brief description of your program/project and the organization leading it
  • How your program/project advances one or more of the Generative Spirit goals and the initiative’s vision (listed in the guidelines)
  • Any existing or potential partners involved in the program/project
  • The estimated budget for the program/project and the amount you would request from the foundation through this grant opportunity

GRANT AMOUNT: Grants may be requested up to $10,000

Read the full list of guidelines here. 


Please contact Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit Coordinator, with any questions regarding this grant opportunity at or 216-357-4464.

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