St. Joe Foundation now accepting grant applications

Requested funding should support the health and wellness of vulnerable residents

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from organizations serving vulnerable residents in Allen County, Indiana.

Applications are due by March 1, 2022 and are available online at All requests for funding should support the health and wellness of underserved populations and fall into one of the St. Joe Foundation’s four impact areas: Refugees & Immigrants, Food Insecurity & Nutrition, Prenatal & Infant Care and Access to Health & Wellness.

The St. Joe Foundation is sponsored by a Catholic religious order of sisters, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $1.2 million to local organizations and non-profits, and since 1998, it has invested almost $24 million in the community.

“The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ have always listened carefully to people whose voices might not otherwise be heard,” says Meg Distler, St. Joe Foundation executive director. “At the St. Joe Foundation, we work to continue that tradition of listening to the needs of marginalized individuals and then supporting the grassroots organizations that can support them and bring them hope.”