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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 and distributions 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 20, 2023 through April 3, 2023.

Education Grant Opportunity

Spring Education Grant applications will be accepted February 6, 2023 through March 20, 2023.

Fall Education Grant applications will be accepted August 21, 2023 through September 29, 2023.

Catholic Social Ministry Grant Opportunity

Catholic Social Ministry Grant applications will be accepted June 19, 2023 through July 31, 2023

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

Grant Award Announcements