Sisters on the Frontlines

Innovation. Impact. Compassion.

Our Goal: Give $1,000 to 1,000 Sisters

  • 906

    sisters have received the $1,000

  • 94

    sisters are waiting for their $1,000


In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic sisters are present among those most in need, leading in today’s unprecedented circumstances and easing the pain of so many.

When it comes to responding to immediate needs, Catholic sisters have an unprecedented record and scope of service. They work close to the ground; they are embedded in communities; they know who is in need.  Catholic sisters are trusted.  Sisters on the Frontlines recognizes the vital role of Catholic sisters in communities where needs are great.

As the COVID-19 pandemic exacts immense tolls on society, Sisters on the Frontlines turns to direct-service Catholic sisters: sisters each receive $1,000 and a mandate to use the funds to help an individual or family suffering the adverse effects of the pandemic.  

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 have founded the Frontlines alliance to respond to the immediate needs of communities impacted by COVID-19.

Catholic extension logo
Congregation of St. Joseph
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Three Ways To Get Involved

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    With every $1,000, Catholic Extension will give a Catholic sister $1,000 and a mandate to help an individual or family adversely affected by COVID-19. Sister will report back on how she fulfilled the mandate to care for someone in need.

    Support A Sister
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    Become a Frontlines Partner

    Perhaps you know a religious institute and would like to reach out directly to support their participation in Frontlines. If you do, we ask you to:

    • Use the “Sisters on the Frontlines” title and logo.

    • Use the model: a sister receives $1,000, and a mandate to assist individuals adversely affected by COVID-19 and report on her efforts.

    • Share this simple, reporting form with participating sisters; in time, add their responses to the growing pool of reports to help create compelling stories about the work of Catholic sisters in these challenging times.

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    Spread the Word

    Help us get the word out about the impactful and innovative work of these sisters! Here’s how:

    • Share the stories below on social media with the hashtag #sistersonthefrontlines

This ‘season’ of the coronavirus has asked us to be creative and to think ‘out of the box’ to address needs.  ‘Frontlines’ is a huge opportunity to extend immediate relief to persons in need, to those who might otherwise have gone unserved.  

Sr. Pat McDermott, President of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Sisters From the Frontlines

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

Here are just a few.

Click the images below to read more.
  • 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