Friends of the Poor Grant Program Opening Soon!

Friends of the Poor Grant Program Opening Soon!

Friends of the Poor Grant Program Opening Soon! 1804 2100 SVDP USA

Friends of the Poor® Grant Program
North Central and Southeast Regional Cycle Opens February 12

The National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul invites Conferences and District Councils to apply for grants of up to $5,000.

Deadline February 28!

$240,000 is being awarded this fiscal year.Grants are targeted to specific, current emergency assistance needs of the poor, above and beyond available resources. Preferred interest areas are: rental/housing assistance, utility assistance, food, clothing, transportation, baby/children needs, and medical. No systemic change projects.

Applying is simple. Download the application from the National Council Development Toolbox FOP Grant tab.

Grant Award Requirements:

  •  A Conference must be Aggregated and the District Council must be Instituted.
  • If you have received a grant within the last 3 years, you are not eligible to apply.
  • Grant funds are expected to be exhausted within 6 months.
  • A Grant report is due within 6 months outlining in detail how the funds were used.

Please note: Your Friends of the Poor® Grant Application will not be considered unless all the application requirements are completed using the most recent version of the application and emailed to Gerri Sample at the National Council by February 28.

The National Development Department coordinates the Friends of the Poor® Grant Program. The total annual funding varies and is based on funds raised. Grant applications are awarded by an independent peer review committee.

For More Information, Contact

Gerri Sample
(314) 576-3993, ext. 211

  • Dick Wantuch, president St. Theresa Conference March 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Wrong phone number for Gerri. Should have 3993, not 3393. The rest is OK

    When will applicants be advised if successful or not ?

  • RICHARD MCCARTHY July 16, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    Rich McCarthy, Secretary Sacred Heart (Los Angeles) Conference link for downloading Grant Application does not lead to application, can you help?

    • Dear Rich, We are not currently accepting FOP Grant Applications. The application is being updated, and the process will be simplified–please watch the e-Gazette for an update soon!

  • Hello Friends of the Poor® Grant Program, Thank you for this opportunity to apply for a grant. What is the timeline for these grants in 2024? This webpage says APPLY deadline Feb 28… what year? The blue APPLY NOW button still does not link properly to the application page (as noted in 2022). We are watching the e-Gazette for an update but the last reply to this website link was from July 2022. Today is January 1, 2024. Blessings only, Peter Stipan, Vincentian, Muskego Conference, Saint Leonard Church, Muskego, Wisconsin, Waukesha Council–Vincent-De-Paul-Society

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