Our Promise To Ourselves and You
Dedicated to helping the poor and disenfranchised in the neediest regions of the world.
Who We Are
Saint Joseph’s Mission Fund (SJMF), a non-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, is headquartered in Alexandria, VA. SJMF was granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS in August 2002. All officers and members of the Board of Directors reside in northern Virginia.
Saint Joseph’s Mission Fund primarily provides financial assistance to several organizations helping extremely impoverished and elderly persons in southern India and Assam provinces. Our donors support ophanages, housing, old age, and clinical projects.
Home for the Destitute & Elderly
Improve sanitation and health
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Low-Cost Homes for Homeless Families
Assistance to Adivasi People in Assam
AIDS Home for Children – Africa
How to Help
Monetary donations made by check, credit card, PayPal, and Network for Good are accepted. Special project donations for goats, shoes, micro-lending, and disaster relief are also appreciated.
Effectiveness of Donations
Every dollar donated to St. Joseph’s Mission Fund is used to support the neediest people in the world. There are no salaries paid or expenditures for overhead expenses associated with the Fund (view the latest IRS form 990).
Unused land in front of St Joseph’s Social Service Centre is available for a garden project. It has easy access to the market, water is available, and work force is available. We could employ a few people.
Donate by Mail
Although contributions could be mailed directly to the Administrator of the orphanage in Vellamadam, mail is often lost and never arrives there. The unreliable mail system was one of the reasons several donors
Making a cash donation to St. Joseph’s Mission Fund online through the PayPal secure service is easy and safe. [Note that PayPal deducts a small charge for their service from your donation (usually 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction).
Donations as Gifts or Memorials
Unsure what to give the person who has everything?
Make a Christmas, birthday or other special occasion donation in honor of that family member or friend. Donations can, if desired, be for a specific purpose such as orphan support, livestock program, or housing. SJMF can provide you with gift cards and envelopes that you can then send to your recipient. Contact us and we will be glad to help you.
Shop On-line and Help the Orphans!
Have a portion of your online purchases and travel arrangements go directly to St. Joseph’s Mission Fund by registering at www.iGive.com/SJMF. Fully secure. No hassle. No “spam.” No additional cost to you. Just more funds for St. Joseph’s Mission Fund to use to help the needy !!
A limited selection of fancy embroidery work and hand-made crafts are available for sale. These items are usually sold at church bazaars in the Alexandria, VA, area. If you are interested in such items, contact us by email or mail.
Volunteers are needed throughout the world to help us give other people the opportunity to help the neediest. We need your help in identifying church, social and business organizations where our story might bear fruit. Your level of involvement is up to you:
Find out the latest news on our active and past projects.
Our beloved Administrator, Rose had died on July 23, 2019. Fortunately, Rose has had a capable assistant in Irine Seelan for the past 9 years, as Rose had withdrawn from many of the operational aspects of the Center. We were aware of the gradual transition and are...
SJMF recently provided a $3135 grant to open a tailoring school for Adivasi young women. Under the tutelage of the Franciscan sisters, the young women learn tailoring so that they may return to their local village to open their own shop. This program encourages these...
Greetings from Fr.Caesar ! I just knock at your door knowing that you have many other important issues and also it is hard to get assistance from people. When I see the suffering of the people I cannot but request friends for support. This is indeed a just...