Group offers $50,000 for events honoring women religious

The National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) organization will award up to $50,000 in event-based “mini” grants to organizations across the U.S. that host events to celebrate “the profound and positive impact of Catholic sisters,” a news release from the organization said.

NCSW will award mini-grants for amounts up to $1,000 to provide groups with additional funding for groups to host events and activities during the NCSW, which will be held March 8 to 14, 2016. Past events have included book clubs, service projects, a motherhouse tour and a 5K run.

The goal of the initiative is “to provide communities and organizations with resources to celebrate the commitment, compassion and influential work of women religious,” said Dominican Sister Mary Soher, co-executive director of NCSW.

All grant applications must be received by email or regular mail no later than Jan. 2. Recipients of the grants will be announced in January. The application is available at nationalcatholicsistersweek.org.

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