Are you a Franciscan Friar, Sister or Secular or part of a Franciscan volunteer service program like FrancisCorps? Are you thinking of a project that would provide direct service to the poor or marginalized or care for creation? Do you need money to make your project a reality?
If that’s the case, then I have some good news! The Saint Anthony of Padua Mission Aid (affiliated with the Messenger of Saint Anthony from Padua, Italy) gives grants every year to registered charities in Canada and also around the world. Priority is given to projects by Franciscans which are small, local organizations and which also promote a sense of community among those whom they serve.
Deadline is Dec 31, 2014. Grant decision takes place in March 2015 and funds are distributed over the Spring/Summer 2015 as the groups need the funds.
Check out the grant guidelines below: