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Congratulations to Our Latest Friends of the Poor Grant Winners!

Congratulations to Our Latest Friends of the Poor Grant Winners! 1200 628 Jill Pioter

We received 30 grant applications totaling $143,000. Grant awards for this round total $62,800. Thank you to an anonymous foundation for providing an additional $25,000 in grant funding.

Through a standardized, simple application process, SVdP Conferences and District Councils 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: rental/housing assistance, utility assistance, food, clothing, transportation, baby/children needs and medical. No systemic change projects.


Encounter the Presence of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Encounter the Presence of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Save the Date!
Encounter the Presence of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
March 31 – April 3, 2022
Online registration opens January 2022

SVdP Sends Infrastructure and Budget Letter to Congress

SVdP Sends Infrastructure and Budget Letter to Congress 1200 628 Jill Pioter

On behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and those we serve, SVdP National President Ralph Middlecamp recently sent a letter to Congress, urging Senators and Representatives to prioritize programs and policies that ensure poor and vulnerable families have access to stable housing, health care, and access to economic opportunity.

Click here to read the full letter, or visit our Voice of the Poor page to learn more.

To learn more about how you can contact your own elected officials about important issues like this, please sign up for our Voter Voice program.

Welcome to Vincentian News & Updates!

Welcome to Vincentian News & Updates! 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Welcome to Vincentian News & Updates! We’ll use this space to share some of the articles and news that have traditionally been distributed via the e-Gazette, including upcoming webinars and events and noteworthy items about our poverty programs, formation, and governance. Our goals are twofold:

  1. To make newsworthy items easier to access. The blog is searchable, and more easily accessible than a once-a-week email.
  2. To make the e-Gazette shorter. By hosting the bulk of every article here on the members’ website, the e-Gazette email will be shorter to scroll through.

Is your Conference or Council doing something noteworthy you’d like to share with the National Council? Email us your good news!

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