1. Funding requests for more than $20,000 will not be considered.
2. Funds are not granted to address needs internal to a particular congregation, such as:
- Formation programs, including both initial and ongoing programs
- Support of retired sisters
- Operation of a novitiate, motherhouse or retirement center
- Convent (sisters’ living quarters) construction or repairs
- Formal education of sisters
3. Funds are not granted for the following purposes:
- Renovation costs that exceed $20,000
- Purchase of vehicles (with the exception of motorbikes and ambulances, funding contribution not to exceed $20,000)
- Compensation for any employee, sister or lay, of the organization and/or project. This includes salaries, stipends, honoraria, bonuses, incentives or any other kind of remuneration.
4. Funds are not granted to the following kinds of organizations or projects:
- Retreat or prayer centers, retreats or spirituality programs, catechetics or other evangelization projects.
- Diocesan or parish programs or schools in the United States or other countries with a ranking index of .7 or greater [Very High or High] on the United Nations Human Development Index.
- Well-established organizations with large operating budgets (more than $2,000,000)
- Payment of tuition or school fees of specific students
- Repayment of incurred debts
- Contributions to endowments or capital campaigns
- Purchase of land or buildings