The De La Salle Christian Brothers are delighted to announce that the FSC Foundation will resume making annual grants this year, 2016. Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), the Foundation’s primary benefactor, is now able to resume its funding.
The Foundation is grateful to CBIS for its generous support.
The FSC Foundation (A title taken from the three first letters of Fratres Scholarum Christianarum - Brothers of the Christian Schools) was established by seven provinces of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in the United States together with Manhattan College (N.Y.). Resources of the Foundation are provided by CBIS – the company has committed, since its founding, a significant portion of its profits to be used to support and advance educational services for the poor, especially victims of systemic injustice.
About Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS)
CBIS is a global investment management firm that has been a trusted partner for Catholic institutions and their consultants worldwide for more than three decades. The firm manages more than $5 billion across a broad range of Catholic organizations, including dioceses, schools, hospitals, and religious institutes. Specializing in Catholic Responsible Investingsm (CRI), a distinct investment approach that combines research-driven stock screening with active ownership, CBIS helps Catholic organizations align their investments with Catholic beliefs. Using CRI as an overlay, CBIS actively blends complementary institutional managers to sub-advise its diverse investment strategies. CBIS is a Registered Investment Advisor owned by the De La Salle Christian Brothers in the United States and the Center of the Institute in Rome. CBIS has offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Rome.
The FSC Foundation invites proposals to initiate and/or support educational projects which will serve the poor, the handicapped, and others victimized by society. It hopes that ultimately such projects will become self-reliant and their participants will be enabled to help themselves.
This is the principal goal of the foundation. It represents yet another effort to continue and expand the three-hundred-year-old Lasallian tradition of serving the poor through education, extending the caring vision of St. John Baptist De La Salle into the future.
Funding Approval Criteria
Through a clear, concise and objective presentation the application should show how the project:
Philosophy and Objectives
The FSC Foundation has been established to promote and support educational services directed to the poor and disadvantaged.
The FSC Foundation seeks to discover and support "new and adapted forms of education for those poor who are most neglected."
The FSC Foundation hopes to encourage and energize through financial assistance organizations which wish to accept the challenge to assist the poor and marginalized in our societies by providing effective educational services for them.
Project Parameter Guidelines
The FSC Foundation will support educational activities, projects and services that attempt to respond creatively to the needs of these poor and/or handicapped in the following ways:
The FSC Foundation will accept proposals from organizations that are in accordance with its philosophy and objectives, and that are in compliance with its guidelines. The FSC Foundation will not consider:
Board of Directors
Brother Thomas Hetland, FSC
Chairman of the Board
Sister Margaret Dempsey, RSM
Brooklyn, New York
Brother Charles Kelly, FSC
Brother John Montgomery, FSC
Los Angeles, CA
Brother Raymond Papenfuss, CSC
Notre Dame, IN