How to Apply

All grant funding is focused on Allen County, Indiana.

Applications for grants of $5,000 or more are due on the first working day of March and September. Applications for grants of less than $5,000 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 less than $5,000.

Applicants should be not-for-profit organizations that focus on residents of Allen County, Indiana. Applicants should have a demonstrated history of serving poor and vulnerable populations with physical, mental, spiritual, dental and/or visual health and wellness services. Applicants should demonstrate that at least 51% of their clients are very low income. Proposals that make a greater impact on a high percentage of lower-income, lower-resourced individuals are prioritized.

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

Angela Stanley

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.

Questions?

  • For nutrition & food insecurity grants, contact Mary Tyndall, mtyndall@sjchf.org or 260.969.2001 ext. 205
  • For all other grants impacting vulnerable populations, contact Angela Stanley, astanley@sjchf.org or 260.969.2001 ext. 206
  • For grant portal technical assistance, contact Marla Rust, mrust@sjchf.org or 260.969.2001 ext. 200

Complete the 2-step process below to submit a grant application

Step 1. Review Grant Guidelines

Become familiar with the eligibility requirements for your desired grant. All guidelines are available as a downloadable PDF. The required questions and attachments are listed in the grant guidelines. 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.

Step 2. Submit Online Application

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