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The Catholic Foundation distributes grants to Catholic parishes, schools, ministries and organizations that build the mission of the Catholic Church in northwest Pennsylvania.


Grants are provided from each of our three types of endowments: Field of Interest, Designated and Agency.

The majority of grants awarded by the Catholic Foundation are distributed to beneficiaries identified by the founding donor of an endowment and are restricted to those charities in perpetuity.

Grant opportunities open to a competitive application process are listed below. Review all listed opportunities to see where your project best fits. New grant opportunities will be added as they become available.


Faith Formation Grant Opportunity (formerly known as Evangelization)

Applications currently being accepted through February 28.


Education Grant Opportunity

Spring Cycle Applications will be accepted from February 10 through March 23.

Fall Cycle Applications will be accepted from August 15 through September 26.