Financial aid for religious communities

Financial aid for religious communities

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV)

2018 GRANT INFORMATION

 


 

A NOTE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR

2018 Grant applications due March 16

In my capacity as Board Chair of both the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) and The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV) it is my great pleasure to announce NFCRV applications open Monday, Jan. 3, 2018 and will be accepted through March 13, 2018.

Please be reminded NRVC members are eligible if:

1. Your current NRVC dues are paid.

2. You have not received a 2017 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

Also, please note that per the guidelines for the Misericordia Fund: “Religious institutes receiving a grant from the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV) are ineligible to apply to the Misericordia Fund for additional financial assistance.”

If you have any questions, Mark J. Teresi, Director of NFCRV, would be happy to receive your call at 773-595-4028 or email at mjteresi@nfcrv.org

God Bless you in this New Year as I pray that NRVC and NFCRV continue to serve our Church and its future with joyful and hopeful hearts.

In His Heart,

 

Brother Ronnie Hingle, S.C.

 

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.  2018 GRANT INFORMATION.

 

NFCRV Director

Mr. Mark J. Teresi, C.F.R.E.

mjteresi@nfcrv.org

773.595.4028

 

Honorary Chairperson

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop of Boston

 

Charter Sponsors

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

GHR Foundation

 

Website

www.nfcrv.org



Misericordia Scholarship Fund

In his announcement of the Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said, “No one can be excluded from the mercy of God . . . the Church is the house that welcomes all and refuses no one.” Because we at NRVC believe in what do, we want to welcome all—and refuse no one—to our mission of promoting religious life for the next generation.

To accomplish this, NRVC is proud of its Misericordia Scholarship Fund. This Fund, initiated during the Year of Consecrated Life and in anticipation of the Holy Year of Mercy, provides grants for NRVC membership and programming to religious institutes who otherwise could not afford them.

How to apply for a scholarship

To date, over 80 scholarships have been given for finanical assistance with membership fees and workshops fees due to the generosity of NRVC members who have donated to the Misericordia Fund. To review the guidelines for application to the Misericordia Fund, click here. To apply for financial assistance for membership or attendance at workshops, please email debbiesscm@nrvc.net. 

 

How to donate to the Misericordia Scholarship Fund

We hope you see the value in assisting religious institutes in financial need to become NRVC members so that they may have access to the many benefits our organization provides, including complimentary subscriptions to our award-winning publications, member's only access to website features and special events, and members rates for our essential programs and workshops. Over 60,000 has been donated by NRVC members since its inception.

To assist canonically-recognized religious communities and vocation directors in their professional development. please click here to submit your donation.

Whatever size gift you give will go in direct support of a religious community committed to vocation ministry.  To date, 10% of NRVC membership has already donated in our 2017 campaign. 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. Our goal is that all our members would respond no matter the amount by the year's end.

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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