Today, our approach to impact stems from the long legacy of dedicated sisters who founded, expanded and operated our health ministries. Driven by faith, selfless compassion and the mandate from Mother Odilia to “continue courageously,” our sisters always sought to go where the need was greatest. Our sisters faced this challenge with creativity and determination, serving places and people others would not.

Following years of ministry through innovative, compassionate care, we now commit our resources to new ways of healing, new ways of providing care to areas of great need. Through impact investing, directed philanthropy and advocacy for the care of creation, we expand our tradition of health care to care for the health of the planet and its people. These new ministries are how we respond, as Pope Francis has pleaded, to “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”

We reinvest the assets built over many years of ministry to support collaborators locally, regionally, and globally who carry on the legacy of compassionate care through care of creation.

Who We Support

  • Arch Grants

    Philanthropy Initiative

    FSM has partnered with Arch Grants to identify and support the next generation of food businesses in the St. Louis region.

  • Catholic Climate Covenant

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Catholic Climate Covenant inspires and equips people and institutions across the United States to care for creation and for the poor.

  • Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative works to accelerate and expand the use of wealth in service of people and planet.

  • Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy

    Philanthropy Initiative

    CEED advances grassroots environmental justice efforts through education, policy analysis, and local and regional network building.

  • Chicago Frontline Funding Initiative

    Philanthropy Initiative

    The Chicago Frontlines Funding Initiative (CFFI) is a collaboration of funders supporting grassroots environmental justice organizations in the Chicago area.

  • City Greens Market

    Philanthropy Initiative

    City Greens Market is a local, community grocery store in St. Louis.

  • Community First Plus

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Community First Plus is an intersectional environmental organization committed to regenerative community development, sustainable living, and raising awareness of the environmental racism that impacts Black, Brown, and low-income zip codes in St. Louis, MO.

  • Conservation Forestry Capital III


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


    Philanthropy Initiative

    CYNESA helps young Catholics in sub-Saharan Africa respond to environmental degradation and climate change.

  • Dutchtown South Community Corporation

    Philanthropy Initiative

    Dutchtown South Community Corporation equips the community to play an active role in sustainable, equitable development in south St. Louis.

  • EarthDance Farms

    Philanthropy Initiative

    EarthDance Farms is a 14-acre teaching farm in Ferguson, MO equipping the next generation of organic farmers.

  • Economy of Francesco

    Philanthropy Initiative

    The Economy of Francesco is a global network of young economists, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists committed to giving a new soul to the global economy.