List of Priorities

International Projects:
  • Women and Children
  • Immigration/Refugee Services
  • Anti-Trafficking
  • Education/Communications
  • Healthcare/HIV-Aids
  • Clean Water/Food/ Agriculture
 United States:
  • Women and Children
  • Immigration/Refugee Services
  • Anti-Trafficking
  • 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 & Networks

National and regional leadership conferences of women religious in the developing world are eligible to receive grants to implement intercongregational communication and collaboration.  These include capacity-building programs and education/leadership training programs that enhance the effectiveness of sisters’ ministries in their region or country.  Intercongregational networks may request funding for collaborative initiatives, which address one or more of the HFS priorities. Transportation and accommodations for the sisters to attend the meetings and programs may be included.

Emergency Funding 

The HFS provides emergency grants in response to environmental issues and mass movements of people that affect the quality of life.   As is true for all of our grants, this funding is provided only to vowed members of officially recognized Roman Catholic congregations of women religious.  Please send an initial inquiry directly to the Program Associate who oversees requests from your country. She will reply with specific instructions.   Please see Our Staff page for contact information.

For more details about our priorities and examples of projects, please click here.