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Partnership in Ministry Grants - 2015 Applications Accepted Until May 29, 2015.

You are invited to submit an application for the 2015 Ascension Partnership in Ministry Award.
To address environmental concerns, the application and budget form are now published online. To apply for a grant, please download the call for entry and budget form by clicking on the following links:

Grants are awarded for up to two years and in amounts up to $50,000 per year. Grants support an ongoing, established program or service or a start-up program. A small number of international grants up to $10,000 may be given funding.


The Ascension Health Partnership in Ministry Grant was established to recognize and promote integration and collaboration among the social, educational, parish and healthcare ministries of the Daughters of Charity, the Congregation of Saint Joseph, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Alexian Brothers, and the the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother.

An application may be submitted by any Health Ministry or service organization formally associated with one of the group's listed above. "Formally associated" means that a member of one of these groups is employed ir or directly responsible for the organization or nominated program.

A program receiving a major grant will not be eligible to reapply within four years of receiving that grant.

Entry Process

Entrants should submit a summary of how their project or service has or will make a difference using the listed criteria. Each one of the criteria must be addressed for the grant to be considered. Entries should be submitted on the online form.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by the Ascension Health Partnership in Ministry Task Force. 

To assure the best possible consideration of your application, please follow all instructions carefully.


Following are the criteria used in the selection process for the Ascension Health Partnership in Ministry Grant. Each program or service will be evaluated (see questions 4 and 5) to ensure that it:

Encompasses the Mission, Vision and Values of Ascension Health

  • Advances the health within the local community
  • Serves those most in need – the unserved/underserved
  • Promotes social justice

Promotes Integration and Networking

  • Promotes collaboration
  • Demonstrates networking; e.g. with social, education, parish or other healthcare ministries

Offers New Dimension or Advancement in Care or Service

  • Promotes education and prevention
  • Supports a holistic model of care (body, mind and spirit)

Uses Resources Responsibly

  • Promotes good stewardship of resources
  • Exemplifies a cost-effective initiative
  • Delivers expected outcomes
  • Engages the broader community in meeting this need where possible – demonstrates commitment to partnerships
  • Demonstrates the potential for ongoing sustainability (The Ascension Health Partnership in Ministry Grant is not intended to subsidize already-funded salaries and/or operating expenses.)

*Priority will be given to Ministries who align grant applications with current System priorities. A list of these priorities can be found in the memo distributed to the participating entities.

Click below to see who was awarded the 2014 Partnership in Ministry Grants in the following categories:

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