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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.
Full guidelines are below. View and print a PDF of the guidelines here: Generative Spirit Grant Opportunity_2019
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. To learn about the current work of Generative Spirit, please visit generativespirit.org.
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 or more of the goals listed below and contribute to the initiative’s ultimate vision.
To form the next generation of lay people who understand and follow the model of Catholic sisters to become leaders in service and ministry for our cities, country and the world.
Please submit a letter of intent of no more than 1,000 words via email to Rachel Drotar, Project Coordinator, at email@example.com. 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:
GRANT AMOUNT: Grants may be requested up to $10,000
Use of Funds
The Generative Spirit grant opportunity is open to a current program/project or an idea for a new program/project that addresses the goals listed above. We encourage you to submit a letter of intent even if you are unsure if your program is a good fit. This process will allow us to discern this fit before you submit a full application.
Applicants must have tax-exempt status as nonprofit organizations, as identified by the Internal Revenue Code. Grants are not made to individuals.
Please contact Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit Coordinator, with any questions regarding this grant opportunity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-357-4464.