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.


Recent Grant Recipients

Conference/Council Name

Corpus Christi
St. Alphonsus-St. Clement
St. Damien of Molokai
St. Genevieve-St. Maurice
St. Joseph
St. Mary Cause of Our Joy
St. Thomas-St. Christopher
Ascension
Blessed Sacrament
Blessed Trinity St. Francis of Assisi
St. Mark
St. Mary Magdalen
St. Mary’s Cathedral
St. Therese
 
Region

Mideast
Mideast
Mideast
Mideast
Mideast
Mideast
Mideast
Midwest
Midwest
Midwest
Midwest
Midwest
Midwest
Midwest
 
City, State

Dayton, OH
Dearborn, MI
Pontiac, MI
Livonia, MI
West Union, OH
Westland, MI
Detroit, MI
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
Hardin, IL
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
Colorado Springs, CO
Aurora, CO
 
Purpose

Rent assistance
Food assistance
Rent/mortgage assistance
Housing/utility assistance
Utility/travel assistance
Rent assistance
Utility/food assistance, gas cards
Rent assistance
Rent assistance
Rent/utility/food assistance
Rent/utility assistance
Rent/utility/food assistance
Food assistance
Housing assistance


 
 
Award Amount

$5,000.00
$4,995.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$4,900.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
 

We received 49 grant proposals totaling $231,895. Grant awards for this round total $69,895. Thank you to an anonymous foundation for providing an additional $25,000 in grant funding.


Funded Systemic Change Projects

 TitleCategoryModified Date 
2020 Systemic Change Grant Awards Complete ListPDF9/24/2020Download
Conference/Council Name

Diocesan Council of Austin
Diocesan Council of Columbus
Diocesan Council of Dallas
Diocesan Council of Phoenix
District Council of Baltimore
District Council of Cincinnati
District Council of Dayton
District Council of Des Moines
District Council of Green Bay
District Council of Peoria
District Council of San Francisco
District Council of Sonoma County
District Council of Southwest Idaho
District Council of Waukesha County
Pax Christi Conference
Risen Savior /Prince of Peace
St. Clare
St. Fabian
St. Genevieve
St. John the Evangelist
St. Joseph
St. Jude
St. Peter Claver Prison Ministry
St. Philip Neri
St. Rita
Upper Pinellas County District Council
Western District Council
 
Region

South Central
Mideast
South Central
Western
Eastern
Mideast
Mideast
Midwest
North Central
North Central
Western
Western
Western
North Central
North Central
South Central
Southeast
Mideast
Midwest
Eastern
North Central
Mideast
Southeast
Mideast
Southeast
Southeast
Southeast
 
State

TX
OH
TX
AZ
MD
OH
OH
IA
WI
IL
CA
CA
ID
WI
MN
NM
MS
MI
MO
MD
WI
IN
FL
IN
FL
FL
FL
 
Purpose

Predatory Loan Conversion Program
SVdP Men's Shelter of Delaware County
Neighborhoods of Hope
One At a Time First-Generation College Scholarship Program
Getting Ahead Implementation
Workforce Development for Returning Citizens
Bridges Out of Poverty - Building Transformative Relationships
Back2Work and Immersion Hybrid
Back2Work
Coming Together to Get Ahead
Domestic Violence Services
Home for Success
SVdP Reentry Roundtable
Getting Ahead
Education Towards/For Certification
Getting Ahead
Basic Money Handling Skills
Farmington Hills Systemic Change
Foundations for Success
After the Storm
M&M Transportation
Changing Lives Forever
St. Peter Claver Prison Ministry
Getting Ahead Changing Lives Forever
Zephyrhills Correctional Prison Reentry
Community Kitchen and Resource Center
Vision Named Hope Claimed
 
Award Amount

$5,000.00
$10,000.00
$10,000.00
$10,000.00
$5,000.00
$10,000.00
$10,000.00
$10,000.00
$5,000.00
$2,500.00
$10,000.00
$5,000.00
$4,860.00
$10,000.00
$5,000.00
$10,000.00
$2,500.00
$5,000.00
$3,750.00
$7,500.00
$10,000.00
$10,000.00
$10,000.00
$10,000.00
$5,000.00
$10,000.00
$10,000.00