Join a dedicated group of extraordinary people who are instrumental in supporting St. Thomas More Hospital programs, services and community.
St. Thomas More Health Foundation donors come from all walks of life, contributing gifts of every size for a wide variety of projects. Together, we share a commitment to the common good and a willingness to put our resources to work advancing the healing ministry of Christ upon which the St. Thomas More Hospital mission is built.
The foundation supports the hospital's mission to enhance the health of the individuals and communities it serves through promotion and distribution of philanthropic gifts. The monies are managed and distributed by the Foundation Board. St. Thomas More Health Foundation provides funding for equipment needs, programs, services and charity care for patients. Helping neighbors and friends through donations to the foundation touches lives and leaves a legacy for the future.
For more information on how to donate contact us.
- Phone: 719-313-0167
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Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund
The legacy of St. Thomas More Hospital, that started more than 81 years ago by the Benedictine Sisters of Yankton, South Dakota, continues today. When the Sisters were called back to South Dakota after their service in Canon City, they left a community outreach endowment with the St. Thomas More Health Foundation. It was their vision to continue serving our community long after they returned home to resume their service at Sacred Heart Monastery. The endowment funds are specifically designated to improve the health and wellness of our community. Non-profit Organizations in Fremont County are encouraged to apply for program or equipment funding.
2020 Grant Guidelines and Application
We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities.
The Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund, a gift to St. Thomas More Foundation, supports Fremont County community health projects, with the provision that monies may not be used to support capital projects.
There is not a maximum dollar amount you may request as grants will be awarded based on the impact they will have on improving the health of our community.
Applications must be emailed or postmarked no later than December 31, 2019.
Organizations may apply for support either through the General Application or to the Automatic External Defibrillator Program but may not apply for both.
Send Grant Proposals to:
St. Thomas More Health Foundation
Attn: Debby Fowler
1338 Phay Ave.
Canon City, CO 81212
Grant Evaluation Timeline
- Committee Review - January 2020
- Board Review - January 2020
- Written Notification and Grant Awards - February 2020
- Grant Reception - February 2020
For questions, contact Debby Fowler, Stewardship Coordinator:
- Phone: 719-776-7170
Grant Application and Guideline
The St. Thomas More Health Foundation’s Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund grant application consists of the following components.
- Applicant Organization summary (form attached - must be cover page of grant request)
- Narrative: (12-point font with 1-inch margins, preferred not to exceed three pages. Include the HEADING provided for each question and submit in the order listed. It is not necessary to repeat the text of the question.)
- An evaluation tool that will give you a better understanding of how St. Thomas More Health Foundation evaluates applications.
Funds not expended for the proposed projects are to be reported to St. Thomas More Health Foundation. These funds must be returned unless a written request for an alternate plan is submitted and approved by St. Thomas More.
Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund Grant Recipient Report
The purpose of the Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund Recipient Report is to gather information about how your organization has used the Yankton Benedictine Sisters Grant. Complete and submit the report by December 31, 2019.