Fraser Family Foundation

We Are Not Accepting Applications, but the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations is. See below for more information.


The purpose of this website is to provide background information about the Fraser Family Foundation. It's not fancy, but we hope it's functional.

The student debt relief grant programs we once operated for the benefit of men and women desiring to enter religious life have been subsumed into the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations. Please refer to its website for details.

We do not accept unsolicited applications for grants.

Grant Program Status

The Fraser Family Foundation's Mater Ecclesiae grant program is closed and will remain closed to new applicants. The grant program has been transfered to the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations. The MEFV's St. Joseph Student Debt Relief Grant Program is accepting applications. Please see the MEFV's website for details.

Please continue to pray for the success of the new MEFV. Fiat Dei voluntas.


See the MEFV's website for current grant program news.

March 2007

The Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations has been determined by the IRS to be an 501(c)(3) exemption organization. We at the Foundation thank all those who were praying for this happy event. We have improved the skeletal webite for the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations. If you would like to financially assist us with this important mission you can now donate to the MEFV directly. There is a donate online button at the MEFV website, or you can reach MEFV's PayPal donation page through this one:

January 2007

The Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations filed for exemption as a 501(c)(3) organization in late December 2006. We expect to obtain that exemption by March 2007. You can find portions of our filing (Form 1023 and attachements) on the MEFV's website.

November 2006

We have created a new entity, the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations, to continue the work our grant programs. We will be filing for 501(c)(3) status before the end of the year.

August 2006

At the August meeting of the Mater Ecclesiae grant review board, we committed all funds available for issuing grants. Accordingly, we must close acceptance of applications for the time being. Grants issued to date are not in danger and will continue to be honored.

Please pray for us, as we implement a fund-raising program. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help us identify holy men and women to assist us. In particular, that we may find the best man or woman to be our Development Director.