Mission and Eligibility
The mission of the Fanny Allen Corporation is to continue the mission of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph by supporting nonprofit organizations that reflect the compassion of Christ in their service to people who are sick and poor. The Board of Directors are interested in funding nonprofit organizations whose programs enhance the quality of life for people who are economically disadvantaged and homeless, and improve the health and well-being of families, children and the elderly.
We do not make capital or multi-year grants. Targeted geographic areas for service will be Chittenden County specifically, and Vermont generally. The Board of Directors also seek opportunities which would leverage grant funds to assist in projects which encourage collaboration between multiple nonprofit organizations with similar goals and objectives.
All applicants must have proof of nonprofit tax-exempt status. Applicant’s services must be congruent with the mission of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph, reflecting the compassion of Christ in service to the sick and poor, and adhere to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services when applicable.
- Economically Disadvantaged
- Access to healthcare
- Access to affordable childcare
- Basic needs, i.e. emergency shelter, food, etc.
- Life skills/employment training to increase income
- Other barriers to financial stability
Proposals will be judged on the following:
- Proof of nonprofit status
- Consistency with the Corporation’s mission to serve the sick and the poor
- Adhere to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services when applicable
- Demonstrated need
- Clarity of project’s objectives and capacity of the applicant to meet the need
- Projects which encourage collaboration between multiple nonprofit organizations with similar goals and objectives
- Demonstration of support and involvement from other sources
- No more than 10% of the funds allocated to administrative expenses
- Funds may comprise no more than 40% of the total dollars for a project
- One-year grants only
Projects NOT Eligible for Funding
- Projects which conflict with the Ethical and Religious directives and Catholic Social teaching
- Capital campaigns and building projects
- Political activities/lobbying
- Legal services
- Income support
- Governmental programs
Fanny Allen has two funding cycles per year: Spring and Fall. The next application deadline is posted on the Grants Page.
Applicants can only apply once a year.
See Grant History to review past grant allocations.