NCSW awards 89 mini-grants for 2018 programming

The National Catholic Sisters Week team has awarded 89 mini-grants to groups across the country to help fund their celebrations of women religious. The team received an unprecedented number of applications.

Grant recipients come from 23 states, representing lay and religious groups, small and large.

The mini-grants, which are allotted up to $1,000 per recipient, will support a wide range of events to be held in honor of National Catholic Sisters Week 2018 (March 8-14, 2018). Many are intended to engage young women and expose them to the beauty of religious life. Programs include retreats, service trips, book clubs, “Bowling with the Nuns,” the creation of a Little Free Library and a progressive dinner being dubbed “a convent crawl.” Another grant recipient will be filming nine sisters who will each bicycle 20-minute routes across the country, stopping to interview fellow sisters about their lives and ministries.

Congratulations to the following mini-grant recipients:  


Adrian Dominican Sisters

Adrian Rea Literacy Center

Alverno College

Aquinas Literacy Center

Archdiocese of Detroit-Office of Consecrated life

Archdiocese of San Francisco Council of Religious

Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis

Benedictine College

Benedictine College

Benedictine Sisters of Virginia

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago

Benedictine Sisters Of Erie

Caldwell University

Carmelite Sisters of Baltimore

Catholic Sisters Leadership Conference (CSLC)

Conference of Religious Leadership (CORL)

Congregation of Sisters Of the Incarnate Word

Council of Religious, Diocese Brooklyn

Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul

DePorres Place

Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania

Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids

Dominican Sisters of San Rafael

Dominican University

Dominican Sisters of Springfield

Dominican High School

Dominican Sisters of Peace

Dominican University of CA -Campus Ministry

Dominican Young Adults: Panthers for Peace

Franciscan Passages

Giving Voice

Incarnate Word Academy

Jennifer Szweda Jordan Media

Mercy by the Sea, Dominicans of Peace & Apostles of the Sacred Heart

Missionary Sisters of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

Mount St. Scholastica

Neumann University

Notre Dame of University of Maryland

Presentation Sisters of Blessed Virgin Mary, New Windsor, NY

Regina Dominican High School

Religious Life Project

Religious Life Project

Sacred Heart Schools

School Sisters of St. Francis

School Sisters of Notre Dame

Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sister Cyclists

Sisters of Mercy Community of NY & PA West

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern PA

Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield

Sisters of St. Joseph Workers Program

Sisters of the Presentation

Sisters of the Redeemer

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur -D.C.

Sisters of Christian Charity

Sisters of Christian Charity

Sisters of St. Basil the Great-Our Lady of Perpetual Help Province

Sisters Of St. Dominic of Caldwell, NJ

Sisters Of St. Francis of Assisi

Sisters Of St. Francis of the Holy Family-Dubuque

Sisters of St. Joseph-Brentwood

Sisters Of St. Joseph at Carondelet Village

Sisters Of St. Joseph of Baden

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet- Albany Province

Sisters Of Sts. Cyril and Methodius

Sisters Of the Divine Savior

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

Sisters Of the Holy Name of Jesus & Mary

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth

Sisters of Providence St Mary-of-the-Woods

Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, OH

St. Catherine University Community Garden

St. Francis International School

St. Joseph Worker Program - Orange

St. Patrick Elementary School

St. Patrick's Parish

St. Thomas More Youth Ministry

Support our aging Religious Inc.

Trinity Washington University

Ursuline Sisters of Louisville

Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown

Verbum Dei

Visitation School

Vocations Alive at the USC Caruso Catholic Center

Walhert Catholic High School

Washington DC University Chaplains


Check back at SisterStory often for ongoing coverage of these mini-grant recipients. 

About Christina Capecchi

Christina Capecchi is an award-winning journalist from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. She is the author of the nationally syndicated column “Twenty Something,” which appears in more than 50 Catholic newspapers across the country. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, America, The Chicago Tribune, The Star Tribune and The Pioneer Press. She also provides contracted editing and writing services. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s from Mount Mercy University.