Who are the Sisters?

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns. Since our first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted ourselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. We believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and we use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.

Give Till It Hurts

Use our secured method to leave us a tax-deductible donation so that we can further our vows to spread universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt by providing grants to nonprofits that promote wellness, identity, tolerance and diversity in our communities.



Got Stuff?


Cleanliness is next to, well, you know. So when you want to get rid of the stuff cluttering your domicile think about dropping if off at Community Thrift. Not only do you get a tax write off but your favorite charity (The Sisters) gets a portion of what you donate.

Check to see what items they accept.

Items can be donated every day at
623 Valencia St, SF,
from 10am to 5pm.

 

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Sister Grants
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2016 Grants

Since our founding in 1979, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have raised and distributed over one million dollars to non-profit organizations that serve needy communities. Each year, we raise thousands more. The next time you see a Sister with a collection bucket, drop a couple of bucks in, because the money goes right back to the community.

Historically, The Sisters have given grants to under-funded, smaller organizations and projects providing direct services to our communities. The majority of these organizations and projects receive little, if any, government or main-stream funding and may be in the early stages of development. Our grants are typically $250 to $1,000.

We are especially attracted to progressive projects that promote wellness, identity, tolerance and diversity within our communities. We have a vision that encompasses diverse communities and groups that have a common interest in human rights, people of every gender, gender identity, race, class, age and sexual orientation.


The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have two annual distribution cycles for our Grants: Easter (February/March) and Saturnalia (August/September). We accept grant proposals throughout the year.

2016 Grants Schedule:

2016 Spring Cycle:
Grant Proposals Due: February 25th
Announcement Date March 5th
Dispersal Date: March 9th

2016 Fall Cycle:
Grant Proposals Due: August 15th
Announcement Date September 9th
Dispersal Date: September 15th

Grant proposal deadlines and grant dispersal dates subject to change.



To apply for a grant from the Sisters please click on the link below for our new online submission form. Grants will no longer be accepted by U S mail.
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