For the body is not one member, but many.
1 Corinthians 12:14

The Ascension Partnership in Ministry Award provides support to programs across Ascension that promote social, educational, parish and healthcare ministries and benefit others. To be considered, programs must encompass the Mission, Vision and Values of Ascension and demonstrate support for the Ascension Strategic Plan.

Applications will be reviewed by the Ascension Foundation in partnership with a committee of representatives from around Ascension, and recommendations will be forwarded to the Ascension Sponsor. Applicants will be notified in June 2022 about the decision.

Answers to the most common questions about the program can be found below. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please feel free to reach out to Kim Jassem at Kim.Jassem@Ascension.org.

Thank you for your interest in this program.
 

FAQs About The Program:

 
What are the award amounts?
Awards for domestic programs are provided in amounts up to $50,000. Awards to international programs are provided in amounts up to $10,000.

What is the award time frame?
Most Partnership in Ministry Awards are for one year; however, a limited number of two-year awards may be provided, based on available funds.

Who can apply for a Partnership in Ministry Award?
Applications are accepted from Ascension ministries and services formally associated with Ascension’s participating entities: the Alexian Brothers, Congregation of Saint Joseph, Daughters of Charity, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. “Formally associated” means that a member of one of these communities or congregations is employed in, or operationally responsible for, the organization or nominated program.

Each market’s application must be endorsed by the Chief Mission Integration Officer for the Ascension ministry prior to submission. Only one application per ministry will be accepted.

What criteria are used to evaluate each application?
Applications should convey how the program encompasses the Mission, Vision and Values of Ascension. Successful programs will demonstrate support for the Ascension Strategic Plan through activities that:

  • Integrate our Mission through community impact.
  • Optimize clinical experience.
  • Enhance our ability to deliver high quality care in locations (both physical and virtual) where our consumers need us most.
  • Help to develop a more integrated post-acute and at-home continuum of care.
  • Align with high-priority needs identified in the Ministry Market’s most recent community health needs assessment and implementation plans.

Additionally, each application will be evaluated to ensure that it:

  • Encompasses the Mission, Vision and Values of Ascension.
  • Promotes integration and networking.
  • Offers new dimensions or advancements in care or service.
  • Uses resources responsibly.

Can I apply for a Partnership in Ministry Award to cover operating expenses and/or salaries in our department?
The Ascension Partnership in Ministry Award is not intended to subsidize already-funded salaries and/or operating expenses.

What is the review process for applications?
Applications will be reviewed by the Ascension Foundation with a committee of representatives from around Ascension.

How do I apply for a 2022 Partnership in Ministry Award?
To apply for a Partnership in Ministry Award, complete the online application found at this link no later than May 27, 2022.

What is the timeline for 2022 Awards?
Applications are due no later than May 27. Applicants will be notified by June 10.