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Since 1877 when Dominican Sisters arrived in Michigan, the Word of God has inspired and called us to respond to the needs of the world through ministry. To further this legacy, we established the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Foundation. Being deeply rooted in our identity as preachers, educators, caregivers, peacemakers, and justice-seekers, the Foundation will make grants to organizations whose missions align with the Dominican Sisters’ values and with the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching.

The Foundation will seek to grow its funds for grantmaking and gratefully welcomes donors and friends of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids to be among our first partners! If you would like to help us continue to minister to God’s people through the Foundation, please contact us.

Grantmaking is expected to begin in spring 2024. Watch this page for updates.

Foundation Builds Upon Our Legacy

  • Care of Earth
  • Education of Children and Adults
  • Helping Alleviate the Stresses of Poverty
  • Peace and Justice Endeavors
  • Quality Health Care
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Pastoral Ministry

The Foundation was started with a gift rom Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids (DSGR) and will seek to grow its funds for grantmaking. Donors and friends of DSGR will be our first partners! With our shared commitment to mission, we believe our supporters will want to help us continue to minister to God’s people through the Foundation.

Find Out More

If you’d like to learn more, including how you might get involved, please contact:

Alyssa Morillo Scheidt
Tax Identification
Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Foundation
EIN 83-3700084

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