Catholic parishes and the Diocese of Erie may apply for grants for parish and/or diocesan-based evangelization projects that focus on:

  • Projects that promote life-long faith formation activities
  • Projects that welcome absentee and/or non-Catholics into the church
  • Projects that promote evangelization through technology
  • Projects that provide spiritual support to families, singles, youth and young adults

Priority is given to:

  • Projects that are parish-based
  • Projects that reach a wide audience or are collaborative across parishes, school, or ministries
  • New or creative projects
  • Projects with multiple funding sources

The minimum grant amount is $500, and the maximum grant amount is $5,000.


The pastor or diocesan department supervisor must be aware of the grant request and have given their approval.

Funding Exclusions

Grant funds will not be given to:

  • Individuals
  • Capital campaigns
  • Existing staff salaries
  • Emergency grants

Grant Cycle

  • July 31, 2019, through September 20, 2019 — Grant application available
  • Decision notifications will be made in November, 2019.
  • June 30, 2020 — Grant report deadline

We are not currently accepting Evangelization Grant applications.

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