Grants Program

The Grants Committee provides financial and material support to health clinics, soup kitchens and food distribution centers, home repair, and other relief programs in the United States and overseas. Special care is taken to ensure that no grant funds are used to help with overhead or administrative expenses.

The Defense of the Faith Committee supports educational initiatives that aim to strengthen the Catholic faith – in individuals and in the communities we serve.

In addition, since 2014, a portion of the Annual Stewardship Appeal has been used each year to underwrite the costs associated with bringing Malades and their companions (at no cost) on the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Annual Stewardship Appeal: Fulfilling our promise to serve the sick and the needy

All contributions to the Appeal are used to support programs that provide a direct and meaningful service to the poor and sick, or to support programs that aim to educate our members and others in their Catholic faith so they can better know, live, and defend the faith.

Medicines for Humanity & Order of Malta in Dominican Republic

2017 Grant Recipients

Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph – Kansas City
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – Kansas City
Catholic Distance University – Northern Virginia
Catholic Services Acadiana – Lafayette
Community Missions – St. Joseph
The CRUDEM Foundation – Montgomery County
Joseph's House for Women – Syracuse
Little Sisters of the Poor – Pittsburgh
Malta House of Care – Hartford
Malta Medical Mission to Nicaragua – New Orleans
Mamie George Community Center – Houston
Martha's Kitchen – Houston
Mercy Health Clinic – Montgomery County
Order of Malta Center of Care – Columbus
Potomac Community Resources – Montgomery County
St. Francis Home – Richmond
Watts of Love – Chicago

Because of the Order of Malta's grant to Cite Soleil, Medicines for Humanity was able to purchase life-saving medicines for children that help them recover from or prevent the major causes of child deaths in Haiti and medicines for pregnant women that help them deliver healthy babies.

Grants Committee

Don Patteson – Chairman

Mark Dunn

John Gannon

Joseph Giere

Donald A. Hempson Jr.

Mary Hosford

Larry Massey

William Pruzensky

Peter Scudner, Board

Robert Simmons

Peter Toth

Andrea Wilkinson