Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund (SSJCF)
The mission of the SSJCF is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing financial assitance, strengthening collaborative relationships and supporting local intiatives.

Area served: This foundation gives primarily in three Ohio counties (Athens, Meigs and Washington) and eight West Virginia counties (Wood, Pleasants, Tyler, Ritchie, Wirt, Calhoun, Roan, and Jackson). 

Emphasis: Organizations can receive funding from SSJCF through four initiatives:

  1. Oral Health: Supports projects focused on education, prevention and treatment of oral disease, particularly in children who are uninsured or underinsured and pregnant women
  2. Health Ministry: Supports the creation, development and stabilization of health ministries in faith-based congregations.
  3. More Active People (MAP): Supports programs to encourage increased activity of community members as a strategy to combat rising levels of obesity.
  4. Community Support: Supports health and wellness projects that do not fall into one of the previous categories, but demonstrate strong community collaboration to address an unmet need.

Grant Information:
In 2007, the Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund awarded a total of more than $1.1 million to nonprofits, with the average grant amount of $18,000 per project.

Application Information: To apply for a grant, visit the SSJCF website. The first step is to submit a 2-page letter of inquiry. Detailed instructions and submission deadlines are provided.

Contact Information: If you have additional questions, consult the website above or contact SSJCF at (304) 424-6080.


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