July 2011

Mission and Ministry Fund Presents 38 Grants for Building Healthy Communities

The Mission and Ministry Fund of CHI has awarded grants of more than $5.4 million to promote healthy communities across the country and around the world.

In addition to those annual grants from its longstanding Mission and Ministry Fund, CHI provided a $2 million donation to Mercy Housing, Omaha, NE. CHI also pledged $333,000 for disaster-relief efforts in Haiti as part of a three-year commitment to channel $1 million to humanitarian efforts in that country through the Campaign for Rebirth and Renewal, a program sponsored by the Catholic Health Association and Catholic Relief Services.

Established in 1996 by CHI's founding congregations, the Mission and Ministry Fund has awarded 311 grants totaling more than $38.4 million. 

Mission and Ministry Fund grants support innovative projects designed to improve the health of a community, often by serving disadvantaged individuals and populations. Applications may be submitted by CHI's affiliated facilities, participating congregations and associated organizations. All supported initiatives must meet an identified community need, invite collaboration with community partners and be replicable in other communities. 

More information on this year's grant awards is available on the CHI website.