The Stoeckinger Foundation Grants Program promotes, implements, and supports health ministry in the geographical boundaries of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington. There are three types of FCN grants. The first two require a letter of support from the pastor of the church or pastor/leader of a non-Catholic church, synagogue or mosque.
- Seed Money Grants (up to $500) are intended to initiate a Faith Community Program in a faith community (church, synagogue, mosque). These funds may be used to pay for materials, used for printing costs, blood pressure cuffs, and some other needed start-up items. The ultimate objective of this one-time seed-grant is to gain the church’s commitment to the future of the program by providing on-going support in the church’s/faith community’s budget.
- Ongoing Support (up to $5,000 per year) would provide for personnel and/or maintenance needs such as transportation, minor equipment, supplies, telephone, postage, etc. These grants are renewable for two additional years based on approval of an annual report.
- Grants to Educational Institutions (up to $3,000) when providing International Parish Nurse Resource Center-approved Basic Parish Nurse Courses.
Application and Review Procedures:
Application: Download information and application materials from the link above. The applying church/educational institution must commit to the program in writing, signed by an individual authorized to make such commitments.
Limitations: The Grants Committee gives consideration to churches, synagogues, mosques and other institutions in the geographical boundaries of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, KY. Funds granted must be used for the purpose(s) stated in the application. Grants up to $1,000 can be approved on monthly basis by the Grants Committee. Grants over $1,000 will need full board approval. The board meets quarterly (February, May, August and November).
Terms of Grant Award: If an award is granted, the recipient is required to submit reports at 6 month intervals until the funds are spent. The report must demonstrate that the grant was used for the intended purpose and should document the results of the investment. All grant funds not used for the specific purpose designated on the grant proposal must be returned to the Stoeckinger Foundation with a final report. Failure to comply with these requirements will disqualify an applicant from consideration for future funding.