The Organization awards its ministry grants to Catholic women working with projects aimed at self-empowerment among economically poor women and children throughout the Americas. Of particular interest are small ministries that emerge as women respond urgently to the needs in their own communities. Preference is given to newly developing organizations. The ministry must operate in North, Central, or South America or the Caribbean; have women of Catholic background prominent in organizational leadership; and receive less than 50 percent of its funding from traditional government, church, parent organizations, religious congregation, or foundation sources. In addition, the ministry should work on behalf of those who are marginalized in church and society and have an organizational budget of under $150,000. Letters of inquiry are the first step in applying. Additional information including an online letter of inquiry form is available on the Web site.
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