FOP Grants

Friends of the Poor ® Grants

Friends of the Poor® is an original SVdPUSA program to provide direct service to the poor in the United States, coordinated by the National Council through the national volunteer network of SVdP Conferences and Councils. The purpose of the Friends of the Poor® Fund is to raise significant amounts from the general public for direct service to the U.S. poor, through the wide variety interventions of the 100,000+ volunteer members of the Society nationwide.

Information on applying for a Grant can be found in the Grant Guidelines and Schedules document below.

Grant Application and Guidelines

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FOP® Grant Application
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FOP® Grant Guidelines and Schedules
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FOP® Grant Sample
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FOP® Grant Reporting Form
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Recent Grant Recipients

Conference Name

Region

City, State

Award Amount

Holy Family
East
Newark, DE
$5,000.00
Holy Martyrs
East
Oreland, PA
$5,000.00
St. Ann
East
Wilmington, DE
$2,000.00
St. Benedict
East
Mohnton, PA
$5,000.00
St. Charles Borromeo
East
Sicklerville, NJ
$5,000.00
St. Dorothea
East
Eatontown, NJ
$5,000.00
St. Martha
East
Point Pleasant, NJ
$4,200.00
St. Philip
East
Pittsburgh, PA
$5,000.00
Immaculate Conception
Northeast
Weymouth, MA
$5,000.00
St. Benedict
Northeast
Canandaigua, NY
$5,000.00
St. Gertrude
Northeast
Bayville, NY
$5,000.00
St. Luke the Evangelist
Northeast
Plaistow, NH
$5,000.00

Thank you to an anonymous foundation for providing an additional $36,200 in grant funding.

Through a standardized, simple application process, SVdP Conferences can apply for up to a $5,000 grant from the National Council’s Friends of the Poor® Fund. The total Friends of the Poor® Program budget is normally limited to the amount raised and/or approved by the National Council budget process. Individual grant award amounts may vary from the application amount, but will NOT exceed $5,000.

Grants are targeted to specific, current needs of the poor, above and beyond available conference resources. Preferred interest areas are: systemic change, rental/housing assistance, utility assistance, food, clothing, transportation, baby/children needs and medical.

Systemic Change is a new area of interest.