From their earliest beginnings the Franciscan Sisters of Mary have used the gifts God has given to the best of our ability. Throughout our years in healthcare we have been at the forefront of technological and research advances, working to provide the best possible care for our patients.

Now, through impact investing, an innovative approach that allows us to achieve a strong return on investment while furthering our environmental and social goals, and philanthropy that maintains a laser-focus on our Focus of compassionate care of creation, we are using the assets built over many years of ministry to live out our values. We use every opportunity to encourage other faith-based organizations to tailor their investments and philanthropy to fulfill their professed goals and values.

We are also exploring new territory as we look toward Our Future.

Who We Support


    Philanthropy Initiative plays a unique role on the global climate action scene, providing communications, organizing, and campaign planning support to activists around the world.

  • AgroEcology Fund

    Philanthropy Initiative

    The AgroEcology Fund is a multi-donor fund that supports healthy and sustainable food systems around the world.

  • Conservation Forestry Capital III


    Conservation Forestry (CF) is a proactive steward of land focusing particular attention on conserving soil, water and wildlife resources.

  • Fair Food Network

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit founded on the belief that vibrant local food systems can create health and economic opportunity.

  • G2VP


    G2VP makes private equity investments primarily in late stage venture and growth companies applying resource efficiency technologies to the transportation, energy, industrials, agriculture and logistics industries.

  • Gateway Greening

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Gateway Greening educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agricultures.



    The Global Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF) invests in clean infrastructure projects in developing markets.

  • Generate Capital


    Generate Capital is a specialty finance company that funds the Resource Revolution–doing more with less of our world’s critical resources (such as energy, water, food, and materials).

  • Global Catholic Climate Movement

    Philanthropy Initiative

    The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is an ecumenical community of laypeople, priests, religious, and a global network of organizations who are responding to Pope Francis’s call to action in his encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.”

  • Global Greengrants Fund

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Global Greengrants Fund gives voice to people whose lives are most impacted by environmental harm and social injustice, giving local people a say in their food, water, and resources.

  • Liberation Capital Renewable Energy Fund Series B


    Liberation Capital makes project-level investments in the waste-to-value and renewable fuels sectors, financing facilities that reduce demand for natural resources such as fresh water and fossil fuels.

  • Lyme Forest Fund IV


    The Lyme Timber Company is a private timberland investment management organization that focuses on the acquisition and sustainable management of lands with unique conservation values.