2015 Donation Recipients

In 2015, we received and reviewed 215 applications for funds totaling $6,576,701. We approved, in whole or in part, 125 applications (58%) and awarded gifts totaling $2,557,945. Our average gift was $20,463.

Organizations and Projects


Aid for Women -- Production of video re: pregnant woman’s options in accordance with Church teachings

Alliance Natural Family Planning Network -- Natural Family Planning education

American Federation Pueri Cantores -- University of Notre Dame Festival

Archdiocese of Boston -- FM radio serving Hispanics and Portuguese

Archdiocese of Philadelphia -- Promotional video

Archdiocese of Philadelphia -- Healthcare ethics educational program for Permanent Deacons

Augustine Institute -- Reborn – a catechetical program

Ave Maria University -- GenuineFeminine

Boston College -- Hispanic ministry in parishes

Bethlehem Farm -- Leadership program for young adults

Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart -- True Catholic Evangelization Over a Lifetime
     of Los Angeles

Catholic Distance University -- Graduate program for religious ed. teachers

Catholic Information Center -- Symposium on women and the church

Catholic Information Center -- The Leonine Forum

Catholic Medical Association -- Scholarships for the 84th Annual Conference

Catholic Newman Community at the University -- Catechetical and leadership programs
     of Rochester

Catholic Rural Ministries of Oil City Deanery -- Lenten and Advent devotional programs

Catholic University of America -- Conference for teachers and archivists

Catholic Voices USA -- Training for World Meeting of Families

Charis Ministries -- Revise retreat programs

Chiaroscuro Institute -- I Believe in Love website

Christ in the City -- Catechetical program for the homeless

ChristLife: Catholic Ministry for Evangelization -- 2nd edition of Discovering Christ

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious -- Spanish theology course

Couple-to-Couple League -- Interactive online NFP course

Courage International -- Co-sponsor conference on same-sex attractions

Courage International -- Five-part video series on Church’s theology of sex and sexuality

Cultivation Ministries -- “In-service” training for priests and seminarians

Diocese of Beaumont -- Host annual Liturgical Conference

Diocese of Beaumont -- Hispanic youth/young adult leadership project

Diocese of Beaumont -- Host 8th Annual Hispanic Family Conference

Diocese of Beaumont -- “Encounter Catholic”

Diocese of Buffalo -- Parish enrichment program

Diocese of Cleveland -- Conference for Stewardship and Evangelization

Diocese of Columbus -- The Culture Project

Diocese of Dallas -- Scholarships for the 8th Annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference

Diocese of El Paso -- Rural religious formation

Diocese of El Paso -- Office of Marriage and Family Life Ministry

Diocese of Evansville -- Catechetical leadership formation program

Diocese of Ft. Wayne – South Bend -- Graduate program for high school religion teachers

Diocese of Ft. Wayne – South Bend -- World Youth Day

Diocese of Ft. Wayne - South Bend -- World Meeting of Families

Diocese of Ft. Wayne - South Bend -- Prospective Principals Program

Diocese of Ft. Wayne – South Bend -- Light of Learning Award

Diocese of Ft. Wayne – South Bend -- Immigration Program

Diocese of Ft. Wayne - South Bend -- National Conference of Burmese-American Catholics

Diocese of Helena -- International Catholic Stewardship Conference

Diocese of Honolulu -- Stewardship Conference

Diocese of Joliet -- Rachel Project

Diocese of Las Cruces -- Hispanic pastoral music conference

Diocese of Phoenix -- Parish Leadership Conference

Diocese of Savannah -- Catholic Leadership Institute training program

Diocese of Savannah -- Evangelization and catechetical communications program

Diocese of Springfield—Cape Girardeau -- Diocesan Youth Conference

Diocese of St. Petersburg -- Annual Stewardship Conference

Diocese of Superior -- Adult formation

Diocese of Toledo -- The Culture Project

Diocese of Tucson -- YOUTHfest

Diocese of Tyler -- Diocesan educational program

Dismas Ministry -- Pastoral outreach program

The Evangelical Catholic -- Evangelization training

The Evangelical Catholic -- Reach More Evangelization Coaching System

Faith Catholic Publishing and Communications -- Social media conference

Foundation for Priestly Vocations -- The Melchizedek Project

Franciscan Alliance Foundation -- Center for Clinical and Pastoral education

Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls Minnesota -- Franciscan Community Volunteers

Franciscan University of Steubenville -- Women: Gift in Culture and Church

FOCUS -- Support missionaries at UCLA

Goodness Reigns -- Host international film making contest

Guadalupe Regional Middle School -- Our Sunday Visitor Scholar program

iCatholic Media d/b/a Catholic TV -- Close captioning program for the deaf

Ignatian Spirituality Project -- Introduce Ignatian Spirituality to the poor

Indiana Conference of Catholic Bishops  -- Pastoral letter of poverty

International Catholic Stewardship Council -- Annual conference Region IX

Institute for Catholic Liberal Education -- Catholic Textbook Project

Institute on Religious Life -- Institute on Religious Life national meeting

The John Paul II Fellowship -- Evangelization and catechetical program

John XXIII Retreat Center -- Retreat for farm families

L’Arche Harbor House -- Retreats and Days of Reflection

Language & Catechetical Institute -- Faith formation for young adults from communist countries

Life Directions -- Young adult evangelization program

Lighthouse Catholic Media, NF -- Distribution of materials to the U.S. Military

Maura Clarke Ida Ford Center -- Women’s literacy project

Mission San Juan Diego -- Religious education

Mother Maria Kampus Center -- Youth evangelization program

National Catholic Partnership on Disability -- World Meeting of Families

National Conference for Catechetical Leadership -- National Association of Catechetical Directors    

National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors -- Vocation discernment video

Newman Catholic Campus Ministry -- Campus ministry at Western Washington University

Newman Community at Virginia Tech -- FOCUS Leadership Conference

Outside da Box -- Spanish edition of Full of Grace

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church -- New Leaven training videos

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish -- Renewal program

Paideia d/b/a New York Encounter -- 2016 exposition

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross -- Religious Newswriters Association seminar

Real Life Catholic -- Christian on Campus

St. Benedict Forum -- Evangelization on secular campuses

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish -- Adult faith formation

St. John’s Seminary -- Co-Workers in the Vineyard Conference

St. Joseph Catholic Church & School -- Adult education program

St. Paul’s Benevolent Educational & Missionary -- The Sunday Mass Institute

St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic -- Campus ministry at Iowa State University Student Center

The Catherine of Siena Institute -- Lay adult formation program

The Culture Project -- Middle/high school chastity education

The Foundation for Priestly Vocations -- Discernment program with Steubenville Conferences

The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management -- Scholarships for Hispanic Leadership Conference

Ukrainian Diocese of St. Josaphat in Parma -- Parish renewal program

USCCB – Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations -- Update website and social media enhancements for World Meeting of Families

USCCB – Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty -- Communications program
United States Catholic Mission Assoc. -- 2015 Congress

University of Dallas -- Annual Ministry Conference

University of Notre Dame -- Develop Hispanic faith-formation courses

University of Notre Dame -- Edith Stein Conference

University of Notre Dame -- ND Vision – a summer high school faith formation and discernment program

University of St. Francis -- Laudato Si

Walsh University -- Expand high school retreat program

Women’s Care Center -- Open Center in Baltimore, MD