The Daughters of Charity Province of Saint Louise and Mission & Ministry Impact announce...

Saint Louise de Marillac Service Awards - NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!




AWARD PRESENTATION: September 28, 2020 (during the Grantee Renewal Conference)


We celebrate Saint Louise de Marillac for her life of service to the less fortunate with the Saint Louise de Marillac Service Award for a volunteer, employee and/or program which exemplifies Saint Louise’s life of service.


Saint Louise de Marillac was born in 1591 and grew up amid the affluent society of Paris, but without a stable home life.  She was a wife, a mother and a widow who by the age of 42 founded, along with Saint Vincent de Paul, the Daughters of Charity.  In managing the Daughters of Charity, Saint Louise was known for her strong intellect, organizational skills and her ability bring people to the table to get things accomplished. She was positive and exuberant in her energy, always urging her Sisters to do more and do it well for the many needs of the people.  To read more about Saint Louise de Marillac, the Patron Saint of Social Workers, and her accomplishments click here.


Who is eligible for the Award

All past and present recipients of Mission & Ministry Impact (MMI) grants are eligible to apply for the Program Award. Volunteers and Employees of those organizations are eligible for the Volunteer and Employee Award.


Award Criteria

All nominations must demonstrate that they meet the basic criteria listed below for outstanding service to those less fortunate and the most vulnerable members of society. An organization may submit nominations for all three awards – Program, Employee, and Volunteer.


  • Systemic Change - Describe how the Program’s goals … or for the Employee or Volunteer nomination, how those individuals … work to change unjust structures that keep people in poverty. This includes programs or individuals advocating, educating, or providing direct service to meet this goal.

  • Collaboration - Demonstrate how the Program collaborates with others in the community to solve the problems being addressed and empowers the collaborators to serve in leadership roles in identifying the solutions.   For the Employee or Volunteer nomination, describe their role in a collaborative process in the community and how they use that role to develop leaders among those being served. 

  • Boldness of Charity - Describe how the Employee, Volunteer or Program embraces the boldness of charity through innovation, risk, or courage in service to those less fortunate and the most vulnerable members of society.



The Program selected will receive a Saint Louise de Marillac Award plus $10,000 for the program nominated. The Volunteer and Employee selected will receive a Saint Louise de Marillac Award plus $5,000 to be donated to a charity of their choice.  Also included with the award is a video of the winner's story that will be shown at the Awards Banquet and may be used by the organization, employee or volunteer to promote their work.  Click here to see the winners of the 2017 St. Louise de Marillac Service Awards and here to see the winners of the 2015 awards.



To submit a nomination, please click one (or more) of the links below for the nomination forms.   If you have any questions, please contact MMI at 812 963 7569 or Submission Deadline is March 1, 2020.  Awards will be presented on September 28, 2020 during the Grantee Renewal Conference in Ypsilanti, MI.

Volunteer Nomination Form
Employee Nomination Form
Program Nomination Form