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Mission Grants are usually large grants for start-up programs/projects or general operating costs. All requests must describe the organization's role in systemic change and plans for long-term sustainability.  MMI's Tuition Assistance Program is now available under the Mission Grant program.


Mission Grant requests must be for a minimum of $25,000 and endorsed by a Daughter of Charity. 


Examples of successful Mission Grant applications: Funding for start-up of dental services at a medical clinic for the un- and under-insured; funding to create an after-school tutoring program for children living in a low-income area.


  1. Get to know MMI.  Read through about us, priorities, grants, process sections of the website to learn more about MMI and the programs we have to offer.

  2. Speak with a Grants Manager.  A representative from your organization should connect with an MMI Grants Manager at least three weeks prior to the application deadline to discuss the proposed project and confirm eligibility to apply. 

  3. Complete the Application. Follow the steps to complete your application through the online grant application portal. We recommend reviewing the full application question list prior to getting started.

  4. Share your completed application with the endorsing Daughter of Charity so she is able to fill out the required endorsement form.

  5. Submit the Application by the appropriate deadline.  See process to review deadlines and funding cycle dates.

  6. Communicate Changes.  Please inform the Grants Manager you connected with of any significant organizational, programmatic, or financial changes impacting the project or organization that occur after an application has been submitted.

Summer Funding Cycle begins July 1 and closes August 15 (for organizations with a January fiscal year)

- The completed grant application is due by August 15

- Approvals in November (for January fiscal year)

Winter Funding Cycle begins January 1 and closes February 15 (for organizations with a July fiscal year)

- The completed grant application is due by February 15

- Approvals in May (for July fiscal year)

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