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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 designated 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. Please review the guidelines and criteria outlined for all opportunities to see where your project best fits.


Faith Formation Grant Opportunity

Faith Formation Grant applications will be accepted February 14, 2022 through March 25, 2022.


Education Grant Opportunity

Spring Education Grant applications will be accepted January 31, 2022 through March 11, 2022.

Fall Education Grant applications will be accepted August 22, 2022 through September 30, 2022.


Catholic Social Ministry Grant Opportunity

Catholic Social Ministry Grant applications will be accepted June 20, 2022 through July 29, 2022


The Diocese of Erie also offers grant opportunities for which your project may qualify.


Grant Award Announcements