2016 BrochureThe Mission and Ministry Fund is a hallmark of Catholic Health Initiatives’ spirit of innovation and dedication to creating healthier communities. 
Since 1996, the Fund has awarded 497 grants, totaling more than $77 million.
The fund is one of the most visible ways Catholic Health Initiatives lives out the vision of our foundresses. 


The purpose of the Mission and Ministry Fund is to provide funding (for up to 3 years) for the planning, development and implementation of new initiatives to promote healthy communities.  Grants are awarded annually for initiatives proposed by entities within the CHI family: 
  • Individual facilities or groups of facilities
  • Participating congregations
  • National offices
  • Other affiliated parties


The fund is a statement of CHI’s commitment to the creation of healthy communities and a tribute to the commitments of its founding congregations.


Grants may range from a few thousand dollars to more than $100,000, depending on the scope of the initiative.