Special Needs

Special Needs grants are awarded by application and through the endorsement of a Loretto member. The selected organizations support Loretto’s mission in outreach to others. Learn more about the Special Needs fund.

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Loretto Thanks God for All Peoples, Shares Bounty Through Special Needs Fund

By Loretto Community / November 23, 2020 /

“As we stand with Mary at the foot of the cross, we strive to bring the healing Spirit of God into our world and we commit ourselves to improving the conditions of those who suffer from injustice, oppression and deprivation of dignity.”   “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, # 33  As one way of…

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Organizations Receive Non-Emergency Loretto Special Needs Grants

By Marlene Spero SL / February 1, 2020 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for ..." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Special Needs Committee has concluded its 2019 distribution of funds for long-range social change projects. Grants are solicited twice a calendar year, on Feb. 15 and Oct. 15, with the committee meeting in March and November to analyze and evaluate each request and recommend funding according to grant guidelines. Combining both the February…

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First Cycle Non-Emergency Special Needs Grants

By Marlene Spero SL / May 7, 2019 /

Many groups in our country and abroad are working hard to help provide needed goods and services for those who live on the margins of society. Each year Loretto sets aside funds to try to help, in some small way, organizations whose mission is to address some of the unmet needs in their communities. During…

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Special Needs Fund: Promoting Loretto Mission

By Loretto Community / October 2, 2017 /

By Sue Rogers The Special Needs Fund, established by the General Assembly of 1973, has been active in promoting Loretto mission for 44 years. The Special Needs Fund has provided a combination of grant funds promoting social change and emergency funding to assist Loretto’s economically disadvantaged neighbors in times of crisis. The 1973 Loretto General…

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