General Purpose Grant by St. Joseph’s Catholic Healthcare Endowment Fund
St. Joseph’s Catholic Healthcare Endowment Fund was set up after the purchase of Ascension -Carondelet Hospitals by Tenet. The purpose of the fund was to make sure that Catholic healthcare initiatives would continue in the Diocese of Tucson. The fund is an endowment; the interest of which can be used to provide support for organizations that are doing Catholic healthcare in some form or another. The following guidelines are meant to acquaint potential organizations/individuals with the purpose of the fund, as well as how to apply. The goal of grants is to continue the great work of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet when they established the first Catholic hospital in the State. Special attention will be given to requests that particularly assist the poor with access to healthcare services in the community. The grants will be given once a year.
To ensure that grants are distributed in a fair and accountable manner, the St. Joseph’s Catholic Healthcare Endowment Fund Board of Directors reviews each application according to the outline grant guidelines. Grant recipients are required to complete a grant evaluation summary to prove that the grants were used for their intended purpose.