Do you know of a charitable or social service agency that could use some funding?
The St. Ignatius Parish Mercy & Justice Commission, through its Social Ministries Funding Committee, distributes grants to charities that help the neediest among us in our city community.
The funds are drawn from the endowment earnings of the Social Ministries Endowment Fund which was established in 1988 by the Loyola House Jesuit Community in order to create funds to support the social ministry activities of St. Ignatius Parish.
The Committee would particularly like to support the most effective religious and/or non-profit organizations in which our parishioners are actively involved, and which reflect the advocacy and social justice values and priorities of our faith community.
The Committee and Pastor distribute grants based on requests, historical precedent, current needs and seasonal programs. General guidelines are that 70% of the funds are spent on efforts in which the parish and/or parishioners are actively involved, Jesuit programs, advocacy and social justice programs; 10% on national/international efforts; and 20% are at the Pastor’s discretion. Grants typically range from $500 to up to $2500. The average grant is $1,000. The Pastor approves all grants.
Please click on the link below to submit a Request for Funding form.
Consult with your contact at the organization for relevant information.
You can also download, print and mail the form on the right of this page to the Parish Office:
Social Ministries Funding Committee
St. Ignatius Parish
650 Parker Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
or use it as a basis for an email to send to:
Theresa Moser, RSCJ, Chair of the Social Ministries Funding Committee.