Our Purpose

Is to provide the financial support needed for the formation of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart priests and brothers. Many of our young seminarians come from countries where they live modestly and the cost of education is beyond the financial abilities of the family. The Sacred Heart Foundation works to increase our endowment fund each year so we can continue to give the financial support necessary.

The Scholarship Society

Since its origin in 1967, the Sacred Heart Foundation has granted over 1.86 million dollars in scholarships to over 2,000 seminarians. To provide these scholarships, the Sacred Heart Foundation depends on the generosity of our supporters. Particularly important has been the support of members of the Scholarship Society. Each member of the Scholarship Society has accumulated $15,000.00 or more in donations to the Sacred Heart Foundation. In appreciation for their generosity members of the scholarship society are given a named scholarship, which entails that each year a seminarian will receive a $1,000 scholarship in their name.

Named Scholarships of the Sacred Heart Foundation

Fr. Pierre Aubin, MSC
Fr. Gabriel Castonguay, MSC
Fr. Jean-Baptiste Chappel, MSC
Fr. Jules Chevalier, MSC
Fr. William J. Connor, MSC
Fr. Philip DeRea, MSC
Fr. Benoit C. Dostie, MSC
Fr. Joseph Durin, MSC
Fr. Henry Einhaus, MSC
Fr. Joseph A. Francoeur, MSC
Br. William Bedard, MSC
Benefit Services Group
Mary Boland
Evelyn Bourcy and Alma Sholett
Glen & Geraldine Buskirk
John & Mary Ellen Callahan
Helen M. Campbell
Frank & Helen Caprara
Anthony Cannella & Josephine Cannella-Dygert
William V. Caprara and Charles D. Carrier
Ruth Condon
Conroy, Kieb, Phippen and LeFaivre
Peter & Mary Dowe
Dorothy Farrell
Ambrose J. & Agnes D. Gaffney
Minnie & Cecil Greenwood
Ester Grossman
Harold J. Haley
Jean Hill
Merville Hourigan
Irene Jaman
Joyce A. & William R. Jesmore, CPA
Knights of Columbus Council # 259
Carleton & Beverly Lamica
Joan Lamica
Thomas A. & Mary Louise LeFaivre
McDonald Family
McGrann Family
John & Rita Mackey
Clifford & Beatrice Martin
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Tony & Kay Morgia
Margaret H. Phillips
Purcell Construction
Lawrence E. & Helen Smith
Frances E. Stumpf
J. H. Stumpf Family
Edna B. Toerge
John Tucker
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown Savings Bank
Teresa Yarwood

All Donations help support our mission.

In 2018 the Sacred Heart Foundation awarded $82,500 in funds to 62 seminarians around the world. All of our supporters have contributed to our efforts. Donations of all levels do make a difference when combined. It is through your combined support that we are able to continue our mission.

Associates Program

In order to recognize the supporters of the Sacred Heart Foundation we have established an Associates Program which reflects eight levels of giving. If you would like to know what associates level you have reached please contact the office.

SHF Associates Program Categories

Scholarship Society
$15,000 or more
President's Cabinet
$10,000 to $14,999
President's Council
$5,000 to $9,999
President's Club
$1,000 to $4,999
Leadership Club
$500 to $999
Sustaining Club
$250 to $499
Century Club
$100 to $249
Sponsor's Club
$0 to $99

2018 Scholarship Awards

Eugenio Filho and Mateus Borodiak

Getting to Know Those You Support: Scholarship Funds for 2018 Reach Beyond Borders.

Scholarship Recipient Ordained

fr john fong

 Congratulations to our newly ordained priest, Fr. John Fong from Fiji.

Fr. John Fong was ordained by His Grace Archbishop Peter Loy Chong, Archbishop of Suva at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Lomary, Fiji.  His first Mass was held at St. Pius X Parish, Raiwaqa.  Friends and family gathered to attend these joyous occasions.  Fr. John Fong was a recipient of Scholarship funds from the Sacred Heart Foundation for the past four years.  We rejoice in celebrating his ordination and the fruits of our mission.


Contact Us

Sacred Heart Foundation
668 Thompson Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Office Hours
Monday—Thursday, 9AM—2PM

P: 315-782-3344 
F: 315-782-0473

We are a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. All contributions to the Sacred Heart Foundation are tax deductible.