We bring the presence of the loving, serving, compassionate, healing Jesus to all people, especially those who are lonely and in need.Impact Investing
We invest in companies and entrepreneurs that further our mission of compassionate care of creation.Philanthropy
We use our assets to support projects and initiatives that protect the environment and those most threatened by its destruction.Environmental Advocacy
We actively support and encourage environmental initiatives in our home community and around the world.
"As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning . . . Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life."
Pope Francis, Laudato Si' (207)
In November 1872, Mother Mary Odilia Berger and five companions arrived on the St. Louis riverfront to care for sick people regardless of their ability to pay. Throughout our history we have remained faithful to our founder’s vision, following the Spirit’s call wherever that has led.Learn More ›
Our Presence and Impact
By using our assets through impact investing and philanthropy, we extend our presence and our influence throughout the world, actively working to combat global warming and the destruction of earth’s water, land, and inhabitants and to bring God’s compassion to all.
Who We Support
Arch GrantsPhilanthropy Initiative
FSM has partnered with Arch Grants to identify and support the next generation of food businesses in the St. Louis region.
Catholic Climate CovenantPhilanthropy 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 CollaborativePhilanthropy 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 DemocracyPhilanthropy Initiative
CEED advances grassroots environmental justice efforts through education, policy analysis, and local and regional network building.
Chicago Frontline Funding InitiativePhilanthropy Initiative
The Chicago Frontlines Funding Initiative (CFFI) is a collaboration of funders supporting grassroots environmental justice organizations in the Chicago area.
City Greens MarketPhilanthropy Initiative
City Greens Market is a local, community grocery store in St. Louis.
Community First PlusPhilanthropy 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 IIIInvestment
Conservation Forestry (CF) is a proactive steward of land focusing particular attention on conserving soil, water and wildlife resources.
CYNESA helps young Catholics in sub-Saharan Africa respond to environmental degradation and climate change.
Dutchtown South Community CorporationPhilanthropy Initiative
Dutchtown South Community Corporation equips the community to play an active role in sustainable, equitable development in south St. Louis.
EarthDance FarmsPhilanthropy Initiative
EarthDance Farms is a 14-acre teaching farm in Ferguson, MO equipping the next generation of organic farmers.
Economy of FrancescoPhilanthropy 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.
Last year our investments helped reduce energy costs of low-income households in East Africa by $36,300, produced more than 11,000 kilowatts of clean energy, and reduced CO2 emissions by 1,230 metric tonnes.
News and Notes
New Info in Regards to FSM Giving
Please read our most current update as of August 9, 2022, HERE. The purposes of this communication are to introduce ourselves, share our intentions behind building a participatory fund, update the community on our progress, and discuss our current grant capacity. As always, we seek to be transparent and are grateful for your patience and...
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