May 2006

Highlight: Mission and Ministry Fund

One of the first actions of Catholic Health Initiatives was to create the Mission and Ministry Fund, which provides grants to organizations that focus on building healthy communities through innovative projects and broad-based coalitions. Through 2005, the fund awarded approximately $19 million in grants that have improved the health status of individuals and communities in almost every market served by Catholic Health Initiatives, as well as other communities in the United States and abroad. The Mission and Ministry fund has become a hallmark of Catholic Health Initiatives and one of the most visible ways the organization lives out the vision of its foundresses.