December 2006

Mission and Ministry Fund 2007 Grant Cycle Underway

The fiscal year 2007 grant application cycle for Catholic Health Initiatives’ Mission and Ministry Fund is underway, with grants to be awarded July 1, 2007.

“The Mission and Ministry Fund is a hallmark of Catholic Health Initiatives’ spirit of innovation and dedication to creating healthy communities,” said Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives. “I am enormously proud of the work that so many in our Catholic Health Initiatives family are doing to advance our mission and vision.” Since its creation in 1996, Catholic Health Initiatives has awarded 175 Mission and Ministry Fund grants, totaling approximately $21 million. All grants are now funded by earnings on the Fund’s principal of more than $100 million, most of which was contributed by Catholic Health Initiatives’ market-based organizations during the system’s first decade. The Mission and Ministry Fund awards planning grants, which enable communities to establish broad-based coalitions to build community health capacity; and project grants, which enable applicants to collaborate with others to address specific community health needs. All of the information necessary to apply for a Mission and Ministry Fund grant, including definitions, criteria and forms, is available through this link: Mission and Ministry Fund. Applications for all grants are due March 1, 2007. For more information, contact Tom Kopfensteiner, senior vice president of mission for Catholic Health Initiatives, at