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The AMEN FOUNDATION is a Catholic non-profit tax-exempt organization founded in 1990.
Its mission is to promote and support religious vocations and ministries. The Foundation
fulfills its mission by supporting financially the education and formation of men and
women in various ministries. This includes the training and ongoing ministerial support
of priests, nuns, and lay missionaries who serve the spiritual, social, and economic needs
of the people.
Much of the Foundation’s efforts have been in Africa. Religion is a life-giving force
for the people of Africa. While a great number of women and men feel called to serve, the
resources to help educate them for effective ministries are severely lacking. The Amen
Foundation, for over 24 years, works to meet this challenge.
Over 250 priests have been ordained with Amen Foundation support. Over 400 nuns have received
direct or indirect support from the Amen Foundation. Many more lay people have also received
assistance. In Africa alone, AMEN supported ministers work in over 20 countries, serving many
thousands of people in rural and urban areas.
The Foundation has a special ministry of hospitality and outreach to foreign missionaries
both in the United States and in Africa. In Washington DC, the Foundation extends support to
foreign missionaries and others, mostly Africans, who arrive in the country as visitors or
immigrants. They come for continuing formation and education, sabbatical, health care,
counseling, or even as refugees. The Foundation operates a similar program in Nigeria (for the
sub-Saharan African region) where many dozens of foreign religious candidates arrive each year
for extended formation and missionary training. This program seeks to provide temporary housing,
food, clothing, travels, fellowship, health care, skills training, tuition support, social
justice awareness, inculturation experience, study aides, and counseling.
We welcome you and invite you to learn more about our work!
We need your financial support.