Mission Grants are usually large grants for start-up programs/projects or general operating costs and may be requested for multiple years. All requests must describe the organization's role in systemic change and plans for long-term sustainability.
Mission Grant requests must be for a minimum of $25,000 and endorsed by a Daughter of Charity. An online Letter of Interest (LOI) must be completed and approved prior to submitting a full application.
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 in a very poor public housing complex.
Speak with a Grants Manager. A representative from your organization should connect with a MMI Grants Manager at least three weeks prior to the application deadline to discuss the proposed project and confirm eligibility to apply.
Complete the Application. Follow the steps to complete your LOI or application through the online grant application portal.
Submit the Application by the appropriate deadline. See process to review deadlines and funding cycle dates.
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)
- A Letter of Interest (LOI) is accepted between July 1-15
- If requested by MMI, a full 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)
- A Letter of Interest (LOI) is accepted between January 1-15
- If requested by MMI, a full grant application is due by February 15
- Approvals in May (for July fiscal year)