Financial aid for religious communities

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV)

 

Vocation Fund

GRANT INFORMATION

 

 

 

Grant application open Jan. 3 to Apr. 22, 2022 

Please be reminded NRVC members are eligible if:

1. Your current NRVC dues are paid.

2. You have not received a prior year grant.

3. You have a current candidate with college debt who has not yet entered your order/institute.

Full guidelines and online application can be found at NFCRV.org. *

Thank you and God bless you. I pray that NRVC and NFCRV continue to serve our Church and its future with joyful and hopeful hearts.

Sincerely,

Fr. Anthony Vinson, O.S.B

Board Chair,  NFCRV

 

 

NFCRV Mission 

The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV) serves as a sign of hope for the future of consecrated life and is dedicated to increasing the number of women and men entering religious communities. NFCRV hopes to accomplish this goal by: 

■ Offering financial assistance to religious institutes 

so that they may accept candidates who have student loan obligations.

■ Assisting congregations in developing policies and resources 

so that they may work effectively with those who have educational debt. 

■ Inviting contributors to invest

so that the vital legacy of religious life continues for the Church and the world.

The Fund awards grants based on need. Any canonically recognized religious institute with membership in the National Religious Vocation Conference may apply for a grant to service a candidate’s educational debt during formation.

 

Application Process

NFCRV directors meet annually to award grants. Applications are accepted beginning January 1 of each year. Application deadlines will vary each year, so please review the grant guidelines. You will receive confirmation of receipt of your application and will be notified regarding the decision of the NFCRV Board after its annual spring meeting.  2021 GRANT INFORMATION.

 

Additional Resources

NRVC/CARA Study on Educational Debt and Vocations to Religious Life

Executive Summary of the 2012 NRVC/CARA Study on Educational Debt

A Handbook on Educational Debt and Vocations to Religious Life

 

NFCRV Executive Director

Mr. Phil Loftus

ploftus@nfcrv.org

773.595.4028

 

Website

www.nfcrv.org

 

 

*NFCRV grant recipients are ineligible for NRVC's Misericordia Scholarship assistance.



Misericordia Scholarship Fund

 

How to donate to the Misericordia Scholarship Fund

Because we at NRVC believe in what do, we want to welcome all vocation ministers to our mission of promoting vocations to religious life.

The Misericordia Fund, initiated during the Year of Consecrated Life, provides scholarships for NRVC membership and programming to religious institutes who otherwise could not afford them, including attending Summer/Fall Institute and Convocation. In our 2020 appeal, NRVC offered donors the option to assist NRVC wherever the need is greatest. We have yet to meet the donation levels as past years, but there is still time!

We hope to we can provide as much assistance as possible. We are grateful to those that have given generously to the Misericordia Fund and ask for your continued help and support. Click here to submit your donation to assist canonically-recognized religious communities and vocation directors in their professional development.

Whatever size gift you give will go in direct support of a religious community committed to vocation ministry. Because of your collective efforts in responding to our appeal, NRVC can reach out with a generous heart to assist others to become NRVC members. If you have already donated, we are grateful. If you are still considering a gift, please know we are grateful for your contribution. 

DONATE HERE

How to apply for a scholarship

To date, over 200 scholarships (valued at more than $100,000) have been given for finanical assistance with membership fees and workshops fees due to the generosity of NRVC members and benefactors who have donated to the Misericordia Fund. Click here to review the guidelines for application.

To apply for financial assistance for membership or attendance at workshops, please complete Misericordia Fund Online application form

Gratitude for assistance

The NRVC Misericordia Fund has assisted our congregation to assist with our membership fees, and allows us to stay connected to the National Religious Vocation Conference. This relationship affords us the opportunity to stay fully informed throughout the year. We are grateful for the ongoing resources that benefit the discerners we serve, as well as the men in formation within our community.

Our community has been a recipient of the NRVC Misericordia grant for the past two years.  This generous assistance has enabled us to become members of the National Religious Vocation Conference that we otherwise would not have been able to afford.  The benefits for joining the NRVC has exponentially exceeded our expectations, which we would never have been able to realize without the most generous gift of the Misericordia Fund.  The resources and opportunities that are available to NRVC members has been extremely valuable to our community and we are now able to be a part of the larger Church in the promotion of religious vocations.



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