Sisters on the Frontlines

Innovation. Impact. Compassion.

Religious sisters are prophetic witnesses and voices of hope in our country and world. They are close to those who are in need and they are trusted by people of all walks of life.

That is why Sisters on the Frontlines was launched during the pandemic. This initiative, which operated from the summer of 2020 to spring 2021, met the exceptional goal of providing 1,000 Catholic sisters with $1,000 each. Each sister used the funds to help an individual or family suffering extremely adverse affects due to the pandemic.

Sisters on the Frontlines was formed by an alliance of organizations interested in responding to the immediate needs of communities impacted by COVID-19.

The alliance included Catholic Extension, Congregation of St. Joseph, Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters, FADICA, GHR Foundation, Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

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Congregation of St. Joseph
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Those interested in continuing to support the ministry of Catholic sisters  can donate to Catholic Extension, which works in solidarity with people in America’s poorest regions to build up vibrant and transformative Catholic faith communities.

Read the stories below to see how Catholic sisters used Frontlines funding to deliver essential care to those in greatest need. View all stories here.

Sisters From the Frontlines

1,000 Catholic sisters with $1,000. Countless stories of compassion.

Here are just a few.

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  • Firewood warms Navajo hearts and homes in time for winter

    Catholic sisters deliver essential firewood to heat homes in Navajo Nation
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  • Grant funds life-saving rapid COVID-19 tests in San Antonio nursing home

    Gift from Sisters on the Frontlines saves the lives of elderly.
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  • Catholic Sister Eases Burden for Mom of Four Battling Cancer

    Family in San Antonio feels specially blessed
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  • Catholic sisters deliver bags of hope in pacific islands

    Grant helps ease impact of unemployment due to COVID-19
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  • Supporting the families of babies born sick during the pandemic

    Grants bring surprise support in uncertain times
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  • Catholic Sister Gifts Ojibwe Students with Masks and Air Filters During COVID-19

    Northwest Minnesota community receives hand made masks, school air filters.
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  • Keeping the Dream of Catholic Education Alive In American Samoa

    Sisters provide funding for tuition and uniforms to families in need.
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  • Two Catholic sisters help children endure the pandemic in East St. Louis

    Children living in poverty face extra challenges during COVID-19
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  • Women hold families together during COVID-19

    Read how Catholic Sisters are brining mercy to struggling families in Texas
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Laura Garlock

Laura Garlock
Director of Development