2017 Donation Recipients

2017 Recipients

In 2017, we received and reviewed 170 applications for funds totaling $5,426,790. We approved, in whole or in part, 105 applications (61%) and awarded gifts totaling $2,110,242. Our average gift was $20,097.

Organization                                         Project Description

American Federation Pueri Cantores -- Educational resources for music teachers

Archdiocese of Indianapolis -- Young Adult & Campus Ministry educational program

Archdiocese of Indianapolis -- Global Solidarity Ambassador Program

Archdiocese of Kansas City -- Translate YOUCAT into American Sign Language

Archdiocese of Los Angeles -- 4th Annual OneLife LA Conference

Archdiocese of Louisville -- International film competition on vocations

Archdiocese of Miami, FL -- Youth leadership program

Archdiocese of New Orleans -- Support a program to develop a culture of peace

Archdiocese of Newark -- Develop a formation program for those with disabilities

Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA -- Programs benefiting pastors, parish councils and other parish organizations

Ask a Bishop -- Produce videos of interviews with Bishops

Ave Maria University -- Genuine Feminine

California Catholic Conference -- Conference commemorating 50th Anniversary of Humane Vitae

Catholic Athletes for Christ -- Establish chapters in Catholic high schools

Catholic Campus Ministry Assoc. -- Develop a mobile app

Catholic Charities USA -- Update Catholic in Charity and Identity manual

Catholic Climate Covenant -- Collaborate with the USCCB to develop a pastoral training program for priests & deacons

Catholic Coalition for Special Education -- Professional development program for special education teachers

Catholic Distance University -- Redesign web site

Catholic Information Center -- Women’s Conference on poverty and the Hispanic/Latino family

Catholic Information Center -- Establish chapter of the Leonine Forum in New York City

Catholic Medical Association -- Support 86th  Annual Educational Conference

Catholic Mobilizing Network -- Develop Spanish language educational materials

Catholic Press Association -- Support “Faith Summit” at SxSW Festival

Catholic Rural Ministries of Oil City Deanery -- Support evangelization efforts of two religious sisters

Catholic Volunteers in Florida -- Recruit Spanish & Creole speaking volunteers

ChristLife -- Produce promotional video of catechetical programs

Couple to Couple League -- Develop an online Spanish language NFP video-based course for parish use

The Culture Project -- Online, interactive media marketing program

Didde Catholic Campus Center -- Catholic speaker series on Integrity & Religion

Diocese of Austin, TX -- Biennial Hispanic Pastoral Musicians Conference

Diocese of Beaumont, TX -- Marriage retreats

Diocese of Beaumont, TX -- Encounter Catholic, a diocesan evangelization program

Diocese of El Paso -- Establish a Catholic Youth Formation Center in collaboration with the Dioceses of Las Cruces and Juarez, Mexico

Diocese of Fargo -- Diocesan-wide survey on laity understanding of Artificial Reproductive Technology

Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, IN -- Prison Ministry

Diocese of Honolulu, HI -- Stewardship program

Diocese of Jackson, MS -- 1st Diocesan Youth Conference

Diocese of Joliet, IL -- Support Fey Vida Summer program

Diocese of Lake Charles, LA -- A full-length documentary on contraception, sexuality, marriage, NFP and Humanae Vitae

Diocese of Little Rock, AR -- College student immersion program

Diocese of Marquette, MI -- Fatima Centennial Celebration

Diocese of Rapid City, SD -- Catechist certification program and evangelization

Diocese of Richmond, VA -- DVD marriage formation program

Diocese of Savannah, GA -- REACH MORE, an evangelization program

Diocese of Springfield, IL -- 4th Annual Women Speak for Themselves

Diocese of Toledo, OH -- Conference of impact of pornography on our society

Diocese of Trenton, NJ -- Marriage mentoring program

Diocese of Tulsa, OK -- St. Philip Neri Newman Center

Dirty Vagabond Ministries -- Expansion, education and retreats

Dismas Ministries -- Pastoral Outreach Program

Duke University Catholic Center -- Expand and improve the ministry

ENDOW -- Expand ministry into Hispanic community

Eparchy of Canton, OH -- Diocesan magazine

Eparch of St. Maron of Brooklyn -- Office for Family and Sanctity of Life

The Evangelical Catholic -- Continuation of evangelization coaching system

Fellowship of Catholic University Students -- Expansion

Healing the Culture Productions -- Produce videos for middle and high school students along with webinars and videos for social media

Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN -- Prison ministry and education

Holy Spirit Parish o/b/o Catholic Students at Cal-Newman Hall -- Host 2018 University Catholic Conference of California

Ignatian Spirituality Project -- 2017 National Coordinator & Steward Conference

Institute for Patient’s Rights -- Awareness program

Institute for Theological Encounter with Science & Technology (ITEST) -- Parish-based education program

Language & Catechetical Institute -- 25th Jubilee Celebration

L’Arche Jacksonville, FL -- Employee formation

The Marist Brothers -- Evangelize and catechize youth of East Harlem, NY

Militia of the Immaculata -- Anniversary celebration

New Leaven, Inc. -- Create Spanish version of parish-based discipleship program

Our Lady of Guadalupe School -- Collaborative effort of 9 schools to bring children together for prayer & devotions

Province of the Holy Name -- The Lay Mission Project – a three-year, online advanced adult faith-formation program

Redemptorist Fathers -- Train evangelization missionary teams

St. Andrew Missionaries -- Small group mentoring approach to youth ministry

St. Bonaventure University -- Five-day pilgrimage for high school students

St. Francis de Sales Church -- Establish Newman Center

St. Gregory’s University -- Host conference exploring relationship between a Catholic liberal arts education & professional careers

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

St. Mark’s College -- Develop Ignatian spiritual formation program

St. Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology -- Family oriented catechetical and evangelization program

St. Monica Charitable Trust -- Ministerial educational program

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology -- Podcasts on the role of Angels

Solidarity in Action -- Evangelization outreach program

Southeast Pastoral Institute -- Train Hispanic leaders for parish evangelization

The Culture Project -- Expand mission

The Vine Foundation d/b/a Amazing Parish -- National Conference

Ukrainian Diocese Eparchy of St. Joseph in Parma -- Establish an Office of Family & The Sanctity of Life

USCCB – Migration & Refugee Service -- Training & empowering resettlement workers

USCCB – Office of Laity, Marriage, Family Life & Youth -- Host symposium on the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

USCCB – Pro-Life Secretariat -- Produce pro-life and anti-assisted suicide materials with medical personnel

University of Notre Dame – Alliance for Education -- Leadership formation symposium for pastors

University of Notre Dame -- Literary program for Catholic high school teachers

University of Notre Dame -- Vision Youth Ministry

University of St. Thomas -- University Faculty for Life Conference

Women’s Care Center -- Establish a pregnancy resource center in York, PA

World Apostolate of Fatima -- Events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima


Application News

At this time, we are not taking applications until later this summer. The application process will be web-based going forward. We will announce the new process, guidelines and the application form on this website. The Board and Institute Committee are in the process of finalizing the areas we want to fund.

As of now the areas are: The Hispanic Experience, Parenting Initiative and Unaffiliated Millennials (or the “Nones”).

Each of our grant cycles will focus on a different area likely starting with the unaffiliated millennial priority area due September 15. Communication, including a webinar, will be coming soon that outlines the Institute’s new vision, focus and processes. Thank you for your interest. Stay tuned!