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Seton Enablement Fund
"Empowering Through Responsible Sharing"

Foundress

The Seton Enablement Fund is named after Saint Elizabeth Seton, the first American-born saint and the foundress of the Sisters of Charity. Imitating Elizabeth's ability to serve the needs of her day, the Sisters of Charity strive to respond locally and globally to the urgent unmet needs of God’s people.

The Seton Enablement Fund is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, who through their Vision Statement are “committed to live simply in a complex world, committed to the healing of our global home, and to learn from and stand in solidarity with people living in poverty

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati have a long tradition of responding in faith to human needs. The Seton Enablement Fund, a low-interest revolving loan fund, is a contemporary expression of this faith commitment.

Since 1979 a portion of the congregation’s unrestricted funds has been set aside to provide low-interest loans to organizations and projects unable to qualify for conventional financing. This Seton Enablement Fund assists not for profit organizations in the United States and abroad. 

Through the Seton Enablement Fund the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati hope to enable the economically disadvantaged to develop themselves and their communities. The simple living and wise stewardship of many generations of Sisters of Charity make this sharing of resources possible.