Philanthropic Mission, Vision, Guiding Principles

Our Philanthropic Mission

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, Marillac Mission Fund promotes improved quality of life for individuals and communities experiencing poverty through responsive investments, advocacy, and trusted partnerships.

Our Vision

Organizations are more impactful and individuals and communities are better situated to thrive.

Our Guiding Principles

What we stand for and what guides our work.


Careful and responsible management of resources entrusted to our care.


Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.


A state in which life outcomes are no longer predictable by factors including race/ethnicity, immigration status, gender or gender identity, age, class, or sexual orientation.


The fundamental right and ability of people to shape their own lives and the freedom to live well.

Engaged Presence

Active, authentic connection in pursuit of the common good

Our Definition of Poverty

Poverty transcends a lack of income, and is the combination of systemic forces that deprive individuals from meeting basic needs because quality food, housing, education, healthcare, and other social determinants of health are not equally accessible.