VSO

 Vincentian Solidarity Office

VSO

 Vincentian Solidarity Office

What is the Vincentian Solidarity Office?

The Vincentian Solidarity Office (VSO) is a program of service of the General Curia of the Congregation of the Mission in Rome, Italy. The VSO was established by the Superior General and the General Council of the Congregation of the Mission on June 15, 2002, and opened for service on January 1, 2003. The goal of the VSO is:

To assist the Congregation of the Mission with obtaining funds for its evangelization and service of the poor.

What is the Vincentian Solidarity Office?

The Vincentian Solidarity Office (VSO) is a program of service of the General Curia of the Congregation of the Mission in Rome, Italy. The VSO was established by the Superior General and the General Council of the Congregation of the Mission on June 15, 2002, and opened for service on January 1, 2003. The goal of the VSO is:

To assist the Congregation of the Mission with obtaining funds for its evangelization and service of the poor.

Contact us

Contact Us: cmvso@yahoo.com
Address: Vincentian Solidarity Office
500 East Chelten Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
United States of America

Our work?

Provinces, vice-provinces, and missions of the Congregation of the Mission apply for VSO service for a specific project by submitting a completed VSO Project Application Form. Projects that meet the criteria of the VSO approved by the Superior General and the General Council are accepted for VSO service. The responsibilities of the provinces, vice-provinces, and missions submitting projects for service are:

  1. To design, plan and implement the project.
  2. To manage the funds awarded to the project.
  3. To prepare the financial and evaluation reports required by the funding of a project.

The responsibilities of the VSO for projects it accepts for service are:

  1. To select projects submitted by visitors, vice-visitors, and mission superiors of international missions of the General Curia for VSO service based on criteria approved by the Superior General and the General Council.
  2. To investigate funding sources for projects.
  3. To provide assistance with writing grant proposals for projects.
  4. To submit grant proposals for projects to the appropriate funding organizations.
  5. To keep track of grant proposals submitted to various funding organizations for projects.
  6. To handle communication and correspondence with funding organizations regarding these grant proposals for projects.
  7. To aid the Treasurer General in the distribution of grant funds awarded by funding organizations to projects.
  8. To make sure the financial and evaluation reports for grants are filed on time with funding organizations.
  9. To aid the Treasurer General in the administration of  the Vincentian Solidarity Fund with the approval of the Superior General and the General Council.

Solidarity Fund

The Superior General and General Council established the Vincentian Solidarity Fund (VSF) to supply matching funds for the co-funding of projects. This is a fund of the General Curia in Rome, Italy, that is administered by the VSO. The monies from the VSF are restricted and can only be used to match up to 50% of the cash funding for projects (with the exception of VSF micro-project grants which are funded entirely from the VSF). The other 50% of the cash funding for projects must come from other funding sources. Monies from the VSF cannot be released until matching funds are secured from other funding sources for a particular project.

Micro-Project

A VSF micro-project grant is a grant of up to $5,000 (USD) that is awarded to a project of a province, vice-province, or mission and is completely funded from the VSF. The revenue sources for VSF micro-project grants are the contributions made by confreres, local communities and provinces.  Provinces, vice-provinces, and missions apply for a VSF micro-project grant by submitting a completed VSF Micro-Project Grant Application Form to the VSO. Micro-projects that meet the criteria approved by the Superior General and the General Council are awarded VSF micro-project grants.

VSO Bulletin October 2018

VSO Annual Report - 2017 POLISH

VSO Annual Report - 2017

VSO Bulletin - March 2018

VSO Bulletin - November 2017

VSO Annual Report - 2016

VSO Bulletin - March 2017

VSO Bulletin - November 2016

VSO Annual Report - 2015

VSO Bulletin - March 2016

VSO Bulletin - December 2015

VSO Bulletin - October 2015

VSO Bulletin - June 2015

VSO Bulletin - March 2015

VSO Bulletin - December 2014

VSO Bulletin - October 2014

VSO Bulletin - June 2014

VSO Bulletin - March 2014

VSO Bulletin - December 2013

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VSO Bulletin - December 2012

VSO Bulletin - June 2012

VSO Bulletin March 2012

VSO Bulletin - December 2011

VSO Bulletin - October 2011

VSO Bulletin - June 2011

VSO Bulletin - March 2011

VSO Bulletin - December 2010

VSO Bulletin - October 2010

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VSO Bulletin- March 2010

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VSO Bulletin - December 2005

VSO Bulletin - October 2005

VSO Bulletin - June 2005

VSO Bulletin November 2017 English

VSO Annual report 2016 POLISH

VSO Annual report 2016

VSO Bulletin March 2016 English

VSO Bulletin November 2016 English

VSO Annual report 2015

VSO Bulletin March 2016 English

VSO Bulletin December 2015 English

VSO Bulletin October 2015 English

VSO Bulletin June 2015-English

VSO Bulletin March 2015 English

Sign of Growth - VSO Hires Associate Director

The Vincentian charism calls us to connect our internal, spiritual growth with service to those at the margins of society.

The VSO 2016 annual report reveals an effective program supporting 32 projects in 19 countries and 4 continents.

Fr. Greg Semieniuk, Director of the Vincentian Solidarity Office, writes of collaboration with the Province of Ecuador.

The Vincentian Solidarity Office (VSO) November 2016 Bulletin features articles on the following School Improvement in India Farewell and Thanks to Fr. Miles Lay Formation in Sangrelaya Honduras VSO-bulletin-november-2016-english PDF

The current report from the Vincentian Solidarity Office writes of Minibuses, motorbikes and more Scott Fina  shares reflections concerning the heartbreaking loss suffered by our Nigerian Province. He is in his twelfth year of service as the associate director of the VSO. This horrific news tore at my heart. In…

english-vso-bulletin-march-2006

Contact us

Contact Us: cmvso@yahoo.com
Address: Vincentian Solidarity Office
500 East Chelten Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
United States of America

Our work?

Provinces, vice-provinces, and missions of the Congregation of the Mission apply for VSO service for a specific project by submitting a completed VSO Project Application Form. Projects that meet the criteria of the VSO approved by the Superior General and the General Council are accepted for VSO service. The responsibilities of the provinces, vice-provinces, and missions submitting projects for service are:

  1. To design, plan and implement the project.
  2. To manage the funds awarded to the project.
  3. To prepare the financial and evaluation reports required by the funding of a project.

The responsibilities of the VSO for projects it accepts for service are:

  1. To select projects submitted by visitors, vice-visitors, and mission superiors of international missions of the General Curia for VSO service based on criteria approved by the Superior General and the General Council.
  2. To investigate funding sources for projects.
  3. To provide assistance with writing grant proposals for projects.
  4. To submit grant proposals for projects to the appropriate funding organizations.
  5. To keep track of grant proposals submitted to various funding organizations for projects.
  6. To handle communication and correspondence with funding organizations regarding these grant proposals for projects.
  7. To aid the Treasurer General in the distribution of grant funds awarded by funding organizations to projects.
  8. To make sure the financial and evaluation reports for grants are filed on time with funding organizations.
  9. To aid the Treasurer General in the administration of  the Vincentian Solidarity Fund with the approval of the Superior General and the General Council.

Solidarity Fund

The Superior General and General Council established the Vincentian Solidarity Fund (VSF) to supply matching funds for the co-funding of projects. This is a fund of the General Curia in Rome, Italy, that is administered by the VSO. The monies from the VSF are restricted and can only be used to match up to 50% of the cash funding for projects (with the exception of VSF micro-project grants which are funded entirely from the VSF). The other 50% of the cash funding for projects must come from other funding sources. Monies from the VSF cannot be released until matching funds are secured from other funding sources for a particular project.

Micro-Project

A VSF micro-project grant is a grant of up to $5,000 (USD) that is awarded to a project of a province, vice-province, or mission and is completely funded from the VSF. The revenue sources for VSF micro-project grants are the contributions made by confreres, local communities and provinces.  Provinces, vice-provinces, and missions apply for a VSF micro-project grant by submitting a completed VSF Micro-Project Grant Application Form to the VSO. Micro-projects that meet the criteria approved by the Superior General and the General Council are awarded VSF micro-project grants.

VSO Bulletin October 2018

VSO Annual Report - 2017 POLISH

VSO Annual Report - 2017

VSO Bulletin - March 2018

VSO Bulletin - November 2017

VSO Annual Report - 2016

VSO Bulletin - March 2017

VSO Bulletin - November 2016

VSO Annual Report - 2015

VSO Bulletin - March 2016

VSO Bulletin - December 2015

VSO Bulletin - October 2015

VSO Bulletin - June 2015

VSO Bulletin - March 2015

VSO Bulletin - December 2014

VSO Bulletin - October 2014

VSO Bulletin - June 2014

VSO Bulletin - March 2014

VSO Bulletin - December 2013

VSO Bulletin - October 2013

VSO Bulletin - June 2013

VSO Bulletin - March 2013

VSO Bulletin - December 2012

VSO Bulletin - June 2012

VSO Bulletin March 2012

VSO Bulletin - December 2011

VSO Bulletin - October 2011

VSO Bulletin - June 2011

VSO Bulletin - March 2011

VSO Bulletin - December 2010

VSO Bulletin - October 2010

VSO Bulletin - June 2010

VSO Bulletin- March 2010

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VSO Bulletin - June 2005

VSO Bulletin November 2017 English

VSO Annual report 2016 POLISH

VSO Annual report 2016

VSO Bulletin March 2016 English

VSO Bulletin November 2016 English

VSO Annual report 2015

VSO Bulletin March 2016 English

VSO Bulletin December 2015 English

VSO Bulletin October 2015 English

VSO Bulletin June 2015-English

VSO Bulletin March 2015 English

Sign of Growth - VSO Hires Associate Director

The Vincentian charism calls us to connect our internal, spiritual growth with service to those at the margins of society.

The VSO 2016 annual report reveals an effective program supporting 32 projects in 19 countries and 4 continents.

Fr. Greg Semieniuk, Director of the Vincentian Solidarity Office, writes of collaboration with the Province of Ecuador.

The Vincentian Solidarity Office (VSO) November 2016 Bulletin features articles on the following School Improvement in India Farewell and Thanks to Fr. Miles Lay Formation in Sangrelaya Honduras VSO-bulletin-november-2016-english PDF

The current report from the Vincentian Solidarity Office writes of Minibuses, motorbikes and more Scott Fina  shares reflections concerning the heartbreaking loss suffered by our Nigerian Province. He is in his twelfth year of service as the associate director of the VSO. This horrific news tore at my heart. In…

english-vso-bulletin-march-2006

STAFF
STAFF

Fr. Gregory Semeniuk, CM –

Executive Director

Joseph Lesenko –

Associate Director

Scott Fina –

Associate Director 

María José Pacheco –

Project Manager

Father Gregory Semeniuk Executive Director Number: +1 215-713-2432 Email: gjsemeniuk@gmail.com

Joseph Lesenko Associate Director Numenber: +1 215-713-3983 Email: josephlesenko@gmail.com

Scott Fina Associate Director  Number: +1 215-713-3998 Email: scottfina@gmail.com

María José Pacheco Project Manager MPacheco@cmphlsvs.org

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