How to Apply

Applications for grants of more than $5,000 are due on the first working day of March and September. Applications for grants of $5,000 or less are accepted throughout the year. Applicants will receive a funding decision within 90 days of the grant deadline, or within 90 days of application submission, if requesting $5,000 or less. We may contact you during our review process to clarify information in your application or request additional information.

  • The focus must be on serving low-income, vulnerable individuals in body, mind, and spirit who live in Allen County, Indiana.
  • The agency should have expertise in working with vulnerable populations, with at least 50% of their work directed toward helping low-income, marginalized people.
  • Programming should foster mutually beneficial relationships between clients and staff, promoting shared growth, respect, and spiritual fulfillment.
  • In 2024, preference will be given to projects focusing on pregnant women and infants, immigrants and refugees, food and nutrition insecure individuals, and access to quality, affordable health and wellness care.
  • The Foundation will consider requests for program and operating support, program-related equipment, staff continuing education, technical assistance, and matching funds. The Foundation does NOT fund building projects/capital, elimination of deficits, political activities, individuals, or projects that are already completed.

The St. Joe Foundation shares the values and charism of its Sponsor, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, and is inspired by Catholic Social Teaching. Applicants are encouraged to review our core values and key beliefs.

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Our HEALing Kitchen Grants

Applications will be accepted March 1 through April 1, 2024.

We encourage grant seekers to discuss proposal ideas with St. Joe Foundation staff by telephone, personal appointment, or email before submitting a proposal. This will help confirm basic funding compatibility.


  • For grants impacting vulnerable populations, contact Meg Distler, or 260.969.2001 ext. 201
  • For nutrition & food insecurity grants, contact Mary Tyndall, or 260.969.2001 ext. 205
  • For grant portal technical assistance, contact Marla Rust, or 260.969.2001 ext. 200