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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. New grant opportunities will be added as they become available.


Faith Formation Grant Opportunity

2021 Faith Formation Grant cycle has closed.


Education Grant Opportunity

2021 Spring Education Grant Cycle has closed.

2021 Fall Education Grant Cycle opens August 16, 2021.


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


Grant Award Announcements