Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini dedicated her life to serving the world’s most vulnerable people. She arrived in New York City from Italy in 1889 and established schools, hospitals, orphanages, and other social service organizations across the country. Many of these had a focus on supporting newly arrived immigrants.
For her work, the Catholic church recognized her as the Patron Saint of Immigrants in 1950. Today, the organizations she founded continue to support her vision of a world in which every person is treated with dignity and given the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.
In the spirit of their foundress Mother Cabrini, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart has partnered with Mission Driven Finance to launch an impact investment program. Loans to businesses and nonprofits from this program will support people on the move—immigrants, refugees, asylees, low-income economic migrants, and survivors of trafficking—across the United States. We believe that empowering newcomers creates more vibrant economies and that developing financial tools for the businesses and nonprofits that support them can have an outsized impact.