A request for funding from the Conrad Hilton Fund for Sisters (HFS) must meet one of the following:
A. This project is staffed full-time by at least one vowed member of a women’s religious congregation that is officially recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. She must work a minimum of 30 hours per week and be willing to act as the designated Primary Sister Contact.
B. Two or more vowed members of a women’s religious congregation that is officially recognized by the Roman Catholic Church must be significantly involved in the project. They must contribute a total of a minimum of 30 hours per week.
C. If the project is for a ministry begun by a women’s religious congregation that is officially recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, but there are no vowed members involved for a minimum of 30 hours, HFS may consider funding it. In her letter of support, the superior will need to attest to the congregation’s continued governance and oversight of the project and describe the level of the congregation’s current involvement in the organization/project.
The letter of support for the application process requires that the recommending superior furnish the bank account information for receipt of the funds. HFS will distribute the funds to the congregation on behalf of the ministry.