Victory Noll Sisters Small Grants Program 2022

New $75K in Funding Now Available! Apply by May 2, 2022

Thank you to all who applied for a 2022 Victory Noll Sisters Small Grant. The application period has closed. We will be reviewing the almost 250 applications and hope to get back to all applicants by late May-early June.

For more information, please contact info@Catholicclimatecovenant.org   

The Victory Noll Sisters Small Grants Program for 2022 is made possible through the generosity of the Seelos Foundation, donated in thanksgiving to Blessed Francis X. Seelos, C.Ss. R.”. (We invite you to learn more about Blessed Fr. Seelos and the cause for his canonization.)

Catholic Climate Covenant is blessed to once again offer small grants to Catholic groups for creation care, for the second year in a row. The 2022 Victory Noll Sisters Small Grants Program will offer $75,000 in small grants that will a) support projects, programs and events across U.S. Catholic communities that advance the spirit of Laudato Si’ and b) promote diocesan and parish creation care activity as part of the synodal process.  

Small grants for 2022 will be available up to a maximum of $1,000 for U.S. Catholic parishes, schools, dioceses, and other U.S. Catholic organizations that apply. 

The application deadline to apply is May 2nd, 2022. Grant decisions are expected to be made by early June. (If funding remains thereafter, grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until the funds are exhausted.) 
 
The 2022 Victory Noll Sisters Small Grants program will prioritize grant applications that: 
  

 

Priority will also be given to projects, programs, and events that: 

  • Are led by Catholic youth or young adults or are multi-generational which include significant leadership from young people. 

  • Lift the Catholic voice on creation care issues, especially of Catholic youth and young adults on creation care issues.  

  • Focus on classroom instruction, curriculum or projects related to creation care 

  • Lift environmental justice issues. (e.g., projects/programs that partner with frontline communities, impacted communities, and that center leadership in impacted communities of color.) 

  • Promote advocacy and dialogue with church and political leaders on the call to care for creation and our vulnerable neighbors. 

  • Support events (educational events, rallies, fairs, festivals) that connect to Season of Creation, Feast of St. Francis, Earth Day. 

  • Promote prayer services and liturgies related to creation care. 

  • Help promote understanding, bridge-building, and healing related to creation care through retreats, workshops, or other gatherings. 

  • Promote service projects (tree-plantings, cleanups, community gardens, etc.) These projects must have an educational and/or advocacy component. 

  • Reduce carbon emissions and promote institutional sustainability and sustainable lifestyles. 
     

NOTE: You may wish to consider seeking matching funds from other groups/organizations in your community if your project cost exceeds the $1,000 limit 
 
* This list is not exhaustive but is a good guide as to the types of projects/programs we seek to fund.  

 

See announcement of past  winners here.

 

APPLY HERE FOR 2022