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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. Review all opportunities to see where your project best fits. New grant opportunities will be added as they become available.


Faith Formation Grant Opportunity

2020 Faith Formation Grant cycle has ended. Applications are not being accepted.


Education Grant Opportunity

2020 Spring Cycle has ended. Applications are not being accepted.

2020 Fall Cycle applications now being accepted through September 26.


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


Grant Award Announcements