What We Fund

Grant Funding Areas

Applications for grants are accepted to address identified needs in Allen County, Indiana. This may be for a specific program or direct support of a vulnerable population. All requests should fit within one of the impact areas listed below.

The fall grant guidelines and application are available August 1 through September 1, 2023. Submission of a request does not guarantee funding.

Impact Areas:
  • Prenatal & Infant Care:  Funding to enable Pregnant women, new fathers, and infants to have access to free or low-cost quality care and resources for a healthy pregnancy, birth, and first year of life. (Learn More)
  • Nutrition & Food Insecurity: Funding to both provide Vulnerable, food-insecure individuals access nutritious food with dignity, and empower them to build their own sustainability. (Learn More)
  • Access to Quality, Affordable Healthcare:  Funding to support lower income and uninsured residents to have access to free or low-cost, quality healthcare, enabling them to improve their health and hope for their future. (Learn More)
  • Refugees & Immigrants:  Funding for programming that supports immigrants being welcomed with dignity and assisted in accessing healthcare and other critical resources. (Learn More)
  • Partners with the Spirit: Funding to Respond to God’s Call to partner with the Spirit consistent with the charism of Saint Katharina Kasper and tradition of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. Grant requests are by invitation only from the Foundation. (Learn More)
Restricted Funds:
  • Medical EquipmentThe Frederick J. Pfeiffer Fund is for capital improvements, or acquiring medical or surgical equipment. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $10,000. (Learn More)
  • Healthcare Education: The Dr. Louis and Mrs. Anne Schneider Fellowship Fund is for continuing healthcare education. Grants are up to $2,000 annually. (Learn More)
  • Burn Care & Prevention: The Burn Care and Prevention Fund is for the improvement of the overall readiness of the community in burn care and burn prevention. Grants are up to $10,000. (Learn More)
Our Healing Kitchen:
  • Our Healing Kitchen: Our HEALing Kitchen is a “Train-the-Trainer” program to help people, especially those who are low-income or vulnerable, learn to prepare healthy and affordable meals. Using Our HEALing Kitchen curriculum, developed by Parkview Health dietitians, organizations host a series of 6 to 8 cooking and nutrition classes for anywhere from 8 to 12 students. Organizations designate a program facilitator who receives training and coaching, as well as the materials needed to teach a successful series of classes. Applications are closed for 2023. (Learn More)
Raymond Rosenberger – Minette Baum Award:
  • This award honors an individual who provides diligent and faithful service to alleviate human suffering or to enhance the quality of life of a person afflicted with illness or injury. The award recipient is nominated by the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation. (Learn More)

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 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