There are two types of grants.
Community Development Grant Program
CCHD community development grant amounts range between $25,000 and $75,000. Community development grants support efforts that demonstrate a commitment to the dignity of the human person. CCHD-funded groups are led by people living in poverty and work to address the root causes of poverty by nurturing solidarity between the poor and non-poor and facilitating the participation of people living in poverty in decisions that perpetuate poverty in their lives. As part of such efforts, low-income people gain the ability to identify barriers, brainstorm solutions, and take action to change problematic structures and systems in their communities.
Economic Development Grant Program
CCHD economic development grant amounts range between $25,000 and $75,000. CCHD supports economic development initiatives that significantly include the voice of the poor and marginalized in developing new businesses that offer good jobs and/or develop assets that will be owned and enjoyed by local communities.
For more information about the grants and application process, use the links below.
- More information on the two types of grants: Community Development and Economic Development
- Information on the funding process, policies, and timeline
- Information for applicants
- Information for current grantees
Christian Sharing Fund (CSF)
Funds for Christian Sharing Fund (CSF) grants come from two sources: the one-fourth local share of the annual parish collection for CCHD and money contributed by Catholic parishes and individuals. The goals and objectives of CSF grants are similar to those of CCHD.
Applications for CSF grants are due on December 15. If interested in applying, please contact Catholic Charities at (651) 647-2588.