Celebrating the Light of Christ that shone through our Catholic Foundation during a wild year of pandemic, we are happy to share the Foundation’s 2020 Community Impact Report. The largest gift received from an individual in our Catholic Foundation’s history, over $300,000 awarded in grant funding and a listing of over 90 endowments held in the Foundation are among the highlights. The report demonstrates the growth of the Foundation and its impact on our Catholic community in partnership with donors.Read more
Already this year, the Catholic Foundation has awarded $44,511 in grants to parishes, schools, and diocesan offices for a wide variety of projects and programs. Your parish or school project may be a good fit for a grant from the Catholic Foundation as well. Your parish or school project may be a good fit for an Education Grant from the Catholic Foundation as well.Read more
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that fifteen grants totaling $44,511 have been awarded through our 2021 spring competitive grant program. The Foundation’s granting program directly impacts the Catholic community in northwest Pennsylvania awarding competitive grants in support of a variety of faith formation and Catholic education efforts. Grants awarded this spring covered a wide range of projects and new initiatives in our diocesan offices, Catholic schools, and parishes. All will have wide ranging impact in all three vicariates of the thirteen county Diocese of Erie.
The name of Ken Kane’s company, Generations Forestry, was carefully chosen to reflect the core belief and understanding that forest management decisions made today have a profound effect on future generations. You’d be hard pressed to find a profession with a closer parallel to Ken’s service as a board member of our Catholic Foundation.Read more
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania board of directors is pleased to announce the addition of the Catholic Social Ministry Grant to its existing competitive grant processes. The Foundation will seek to award grants in this area to ministries and projects that embrace and align with Catholic social teaching and are answering the Gospel call to respond to needs within the community.Read more
On the weekend of May 22 and 23, we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples to bring fire and flame to their hearts’ commitment to Jesus. The Holy Spirit continues to place our hearts on fire to know Jesus. But do we realize it?Read more
When we look at the three traditional “disciplines” of Lent, prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we know that almsgiving gets the least attention. Almsgiving is simply an expression of our gratitude for all that God has given us, and a realization that as a member of a community of faith, it is never just “me and God.”Read more