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Organization: Augustinian Missions


Organization Description: The Augustinian Missions have been serving in Peru since 1963 at the behest of Pope John XXIII. The long term goal of this missionary effort is to strengthen the local Augustinian Order with native vocations and financial sustainability so that it may be fully independent. 


Project Supported: St. Rita's Cafeteria for Needy Students- Lunch program for the neediest of students attending Jorge Basadre Middle School in Paciapampa, Peru. 


Augustinian Endorser: Fr. Kevin Mullins, OSA


Grant Award: $20,000

Organization: Casa Cornelia Law Center


Organization Description: Casa Cornelia is a public interest law firm whose mission is to provide quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations, and to educate others regarding the impact of immigration law and policy on the community. 


Project Supported: Victim of Crimes Program- Support the expansion and merger of the existing Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking programs into a Victims of Crimes program. This program is targeted to provide legal services and relief to the most vulnerable of individuals within the community suffering from domestic violence and human trafficking issues. 


Augustinian Endorser: Fr. Gary Rye, OSA


Grant Award: $45,000

Organization: Convento Sant' Agostino-San Gimignano 


Organization Description: An International Augustinian community that serves the Augustinian Family at large for the sake of prayer, study, and worldwide encounter.


Project Supported: Pilgrims to Rome: Rehabbing a portion of the Monastery grounds to accommodate pilgrims walking the ancient Via Frangigena to Rome in comfort, safety, and privacy 


Augustinian Endorser: Fr. Kirk Davis, OSA


Grant Award: $30,000

Organization: Father Joe's Villages 

Organization Description: Fr. Joe's is one of Southern California's largest homeless services providers whose mission is to prevent and end homelessness "one life at a time" and "to awaken the human spirit."

Project Supported: Search Engine Optimization- The tailoring of Fr. Joe's website in order to have a compelling and robust online presence to not only attract potential donors, but also those in most need of services. 

Augustinian Endorser: Fr. Kirk Davis, OSA


Grant Award: $42,000

Organization: Fondazione Agostiniani nel Mondo 


Organization Description: The Foundation "Augustinians Across the World Onlus" was founded in December 2014 with the purpose of supporting the projects of Augustinians, who work all over the world, in order to help the poorest of the poor.


Project Supported: A School in Kinshasa- In collaboration with multiple Augustian communities worldwide, to provide funding for a new Augustinian school (primary and secondary) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo serving the most poor, and, in particular, child laborers. The total project budget is $1.5M.

Augustinian Endorser: Fr. Joe Farrell, OSA


Grant Award: $100,000

Organization: Friends of San Lucas 

Organization Description: The Friends of San Lucas was established in 2012 to carry on the mission work of Fr. Greg Schaffer and the Diocese of New Ulm, MN which began in the early 1960's to serve the people of San Lucas Toliman, Gutemala. 


Project Supported: School Addition- Mission San Lucas Toliman- To help purchase land to expand the mission school which currently has 535 students. 


Augustinian Endorser: Fr. Kirk Davis, OSA


Grant Award: $35,000

Organization: Hogar Infantil, Inc. 

Organization Description: Casa Hogar la Gloria is an orphanage located in Tijuana, Mexico adopted and run by the Province of St. Augustine in California since 1970. It serves as the full time home for 30+ children placed by the Mexican Government Social Services Agency.


Project Supported: Kitchen Equipment- The refurbishment of the kitchen and dining area of Casa Hogar la Gloria


Augustinian Endorser: Fr. Kirk Davis, OSA


Grant Award: $12,000

Organization: Holy Cross Church, Chingchuan, Taiwan 

Organization Description: Jesuit mission located in the mountains of Taiwan that ministers to the Atayal Aboriginal group, one of Taiwan's poorest indigenous tribes.

Project Supported:  Upper Street House Renovation- Continuation of the Cultural Street renovation, begun last year in Chingchuan's "old main street." It focuses on the rehabbing of homes that the poor, old, and disabled are unable to repair themselves. 


Augustinian Endorser: Fr. Harry Neely, OSA


Grant Award: $10,000

Organization: Life Choices Pregnancy Clinic

Organization Description: Begun in 1980 to provide a 24 hour crisis pregnancy help-line that has evolved into a Primary Care Clinic that serves the needy and underserved. 


Project Supported: Amor Omnia Vincit-  To purchase a portable 3D/4D ultra sound machine to provide ultra sounds and other educational services to women not currently being served, in places in which they feel most comfortable-churches and schools. 


Augustinian Endorser: Fr. Tom Verber, OSA


Grant Award: $27,000

Organization: St. Augustine High School

Organization Description: Augustinian high school whose mission is "to provide a Catholic liberal arts education for young men in an environment that promotes the development of mind, heart, and body in the Augustinian tradition."


Project Supported: Play Like a Champion- A curriculum focused on promoting positive sports culture for all young people. The curriculum is designed for coaches, parents, and administrators, and utilized to develop ethically responsible sports leaders, and to promote character development and faith formation through sports. 


Augustinian Endorser: Fr. Kirk Davis, OSA


Grant Award: $20,375

Organization: Villanova Preparatory School 

Organization Description: Augustinian high school whose mission is "to graduate mature young adults of diverse background who reflect the qualities of truth, unity, and love."


Project Supported: Unitas- For the support of two programs to strengthen the school community by bridging both day and resident students' interest in athletics and music. There will be renovations to the track and field facilities, and the provision of technology for digital music composition and instrumental programs.

Augustinian Endorser: Br. Mike Bube, OSA


Grant Award: $35,500

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