The FSPA Ministry Fund supports a diverse range of projects. The fund focuses on projects that benefit the poor and oppressed who have few alternatives open to them. Grants frequently benefit women and children, minorities and rural concerns. FSPA are involved at some level in every project that receives funding.
The ministry fund is supported by gifts from family and friends of FSPA. All gifts that are designated as unrestricted are added to the fund. In addition, FSPA tithe their earnings, and the congregation makes a contribution to the fund each year.
Drops make water a reality in El Salvador’s villages
A Drop in the Bucket fundraising campaign raised just over $28,000 for water projects underway in El Salvador. Through the FSPA sponsored ministry, Global Awareness Through Experience, funds raised were gifted to villages serving 300 families. Read more about A Drop in the Bucket.
Ministry grant supports underserved patients
An FSPA ministry grant, funded by the generous gifts of our donors, has afforded support for a program called CARING. It's a relationship that not only affirms FSPA's commitment to social justice and its ministry in health care, but it also connects underserved people in the La Crosse community to nursing students learning how to care for them. It's an act of giving that helps to cultivate personal well-being and to foster Franciscan leadership.
FSPA ministry grants provide the 'fundamentals of life'
FSPA ministry grants help support Matthew 25:36 and Grace House in Jackson, Miss. Both programs serve homeless individuals afflicted with HIV/AIDS and who don’t have access to adequate clothing and food. Read more.
Ministry grant increases patient access to prescription medicines
The Community Health Free Clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ensures the fundamental human right of access to health care for the area’s uninsured and underinsured. An FSPA ministry grant helps provide free prescribed medication for these individuals. Read more.
Grant assists families' commitments to Catholic education
Through an FSPA ministry grant, 14 families who have difficulty making ends meet financially are able to send their children to Catholic schools in Wisconsin Rapids this year. Read more.
FSPA ministry grant provides funds for food and shelter
Wisconsin's Fox Valley Warming Shelter, an interfaith program, fed 214 homeless clients from October to April. Funds from an FSPA ministry grant helped provide food and shelter for these clients. Read more.
La Crosse’s Chileda provides children with essential learning skills
Through a ministry grant, FSPA are helping children and young adults with developmental disabilities attend a summer school program at Chileda. Read more.