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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 women and men religious will be over 70 by 2030

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


$1,846,413 distributed to Catholic religious congregations in fiscal year 2022

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 2022

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: 2022

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 Rita Petrarca, ASCJ

June 2, 2023

Sister Rita Petrarca, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Hamden, Connecticut, shared the story of her life in ministry with SOAR!. The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus…


An Interview with Sister Canisius Hansberry, OSP

April 12, 2023

Born in Washington, DC in 1937, Sister Canisius Hansberry first met the Oblate sisters of Providence when she was in school. While she was at a camp at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, the Sisters…


An interview with Father Conrad Schmitt, S.T.

April 10, 2023

Recently, SOAR! spoke with Father Conrad Schmitt, a priest and Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity. Father Conrad always knew he wanted to be a priest. He also knew he wanted to be a…