Guidelines for Funding

Deadlines

The Fund for Sisters has 3 grant cycles. Deadlines for applications each year are:

  • February 1
  • June 1
  • October 1

Grants will be awarded approximately 5 months after each deadline.

Eligible Projects / Funding Priorities

Despite great need, the Hilton Fund for Sisters  (HFS) is not able to fund all requests. Only projects where vowed women religious of the Roman Catholic Church minister are eligible to receive funding. Please be advised that HFS has prioritized projects as follows:

International Projects (all countries except US):
  • women and children
  • healthcare/HIV
  • clean water/food and agriculture
  • anti-trafficking
  • education/communications
  • immigration/refugee services
Projects Within the United State of America:
  • women and children
  • ¬†anti-trafficking
  • immigration/refugee services
  • literacy
  • homelessness
The Hilton Fund for Sisters encourages grant applications that reflect these emerging priorities:
  • alternative energy/communication infrastructure
  • environmental issues affecting quality of life
Leadership Conference

In addition to the priorities above, national and regional leadership conferences of women religious in the developing world are eligible to receive grants to help facilitate inter-congregational communication and collaboration, including grants to equip and operate a secretariat and to develop and implement inter-congregational education, leadership and capacity-building programs.

IF YOUR PROJECT DOES NOT SATISFY OUR REQUIREMENTS, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEARCH THE WEB AND OTHER SOURCES TO FIND FUNDING AGENCIES. MANY AGENCIES FUND CATHOLIC SISTERS AND CATHOLIC MINISTRIES. YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY WITH SOME OF THESE AGENCIES LISTED IN THE CATHOLIC FUNDING GUIDE. Visit their website at www.catholicfundingguide.com/main