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Thanks to the partnership of our donors, SOAR! remains true to its mission. SOAR! grants help congregations ensure the safety, dignity and vitality of aging women and men religious across the United States. You can trust that your gift makes a difference.


of religious women and men will be over 70 by 2030

While congregations strive to care for their aging members, their needs are critical.


$3,163,186 distributed to Catholic religious congregations in fiscal year 2023

SOAR! grants are used by congregrations to improve the safety and care of their elderly members.


number of grants awarded last year

These enhancements allow Sisters, Brothers and Priests to age in place at home with their communities.


number of senior religious who benefitted from grants in fiscal year 2023

Because of this assistance, they can age with dignity and grace befitting their lifetime of unparalleled contributions.


SOAR! Grant Check Presentation

SOAR! is a faithful steward of its mission. As such, it is responsible, accountable and transparent in its financial activities. The annual report provides a list of the sources and uses of funds. It shows SOAR!’s accountability to both its donors and the aging religious, as well as the congregations who benefit from its grants. Our most recent annual report is highlighted below.

Statement of Accountability: 2023

Our annual report and audit are presented with gratitude to all who have made the mission of SOAR! possible.

You can download a copy of our current Annual Report by clicking on the image to the right or clicking on the following link. The annual report is available in PDF format.

Impact Stories


Sister M. Christine Crowder, FSGM

June 10, 2024

SOAR! recently had an opportunity to talk with Sister M. Christine Crowder, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in Alton, Illinois. We share her story here.   When we…


Sister Mary Louise Herrmann, OSF

April 10, 2024

Sister Mary Louise was born on June 22, 1933. She grew up in her family home in Queens, N.Y., along with her parents and her three brothers and two sisters. While visiting her sister, Sister…


Sister Margarita Gallardo, SJS

November 2, 2023

Sister Margarita was born in San Juan de los Lagos Jalisco, Mexico in 1948 into a loving family with 12 brothers and sisters. Sister Margarita entered the convent at the age of 16, and she…