2016 Donation Recipients

Thus far in 2016, we have received and reviewed 195 applications for funds totaling $5,520,949. We have approved, in whole or in part, 112 applications (57%) and awarded gifts totaling $2,128,804 (39%). Our average gift is $19,007.

Organizations and Projects


Americans United for Life -- Support distribution of Abortion, Inc.: Abortion Industry Abuses Put American Women at Risk

Archangel Communications -- Promote and expand markets

Archdioese of Atlanta -- Traning video for Youth Ministry Program

Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Immigration -- Expansion of lay leadership formation program

Archdiocese of Detroit -- Host Synod 2016

Archdiocese of St. Louis -- Sponsor Stewardship Day

Archdiocese of St. Louis, Office of Catholic Education -- Support Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline, a faith-based approach to disruptive behavior

Archdiocese of New Orleans -- Host Every Believer an Evangelizer; Fostering a Culture of Witness

Archdiocese of Philadelphia -- Marriage and family renewal program

Archdiocese of Santa Fe -- Hispanic evangelization and catechization

Archdiocese of Seattle -- Design program to train parish faith formation leaders

Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg -- Establish a stewardship office

Augustine Institute -- Provide catechetical materials to military chaplains

Bethlehem Farm, Inc. -- Continuation of Service Week Program

Boston College -- Support National Colloquium on Ministry wtih Hispanic Youth

Cardinal Stritch University -- Honorarium sponsorship for “Faculty for Life” Conference

Catholic Bar Association -- Support Inaugural General Assembly

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Gary -- Women’s Care Center

Catholic Distance University -- Development and marketing of OSV Masters in Theology for Catholic Eductators program

Catholic Information Center, Washington, DC -- Sponsorship of Catholic Women’s Symposium, Gender Theory: Theological and Pastoral Implications

Catholic Migrant Farmworker Network -- “Train-the-Trainer” leadership development workshops

Catholic Radio Association -- Provide capability to identify upgrade opportunities for member stations

Catholic University of America -- Provide scholarships to high-risk students to attend a program emphasizing civic involvement

Congar Institute for Ministry Development -- Expand needs assessment and lay leadership training programs

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious -- Expand needs assessment and lay leadership training program

Couple to Couple League -- Offer online Postpartum classes for Natural Family Planning

Courage International -- Develop a new website

Diocese of Allentown -- Support women's conference

Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown -- Support RCIA training

Diocese of Beaumont -- Train lay leadership for integrating Hispanic parishioners into parish life

Diocese of Beaumont -- Provide Kolbe prison retreats

Diocese of Boise -- Diocesan youth program

Diocese of Bridgeport -- Produce Natural Family Planning video

Diocese of Burlington, VT -- Support for high school catechetical event

Diocese of Burlington, VT -- Suport online diocesan high school

Diocese of Charleston -- Establish Diocesan Missionary Team

Diocese of Corpus Christi -- Sponsor Stewardship Day

Diocese of Crookston, MN -- Support Good Shepherds, Good Leaders program for priests

Diocese of El Paso -- Sponsorship of Southwest Liturgical Conference

Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend -- Support Sierra Club vocation program

Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend -- Support Masters in Theology program for Catholic educators

Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend -- Catechetical training for participants in religious education

Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend -- Catechetical program for Spanish-speaking Catholic educators

Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend -- Catechetical program in center city Ft. Wayne

Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend -- Light of Learning awards

Diocese of Galveston-Houston -- Sponsor national Association of Pastoral Music Conference

Diocese of Honolulu -- Sponsor Annual Diocesan Stewardship Day

Diocese of Joliet -- Sponsor Here I am Lord Conference

Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph -- Support young Hispanic pastoral leadership program

Diocese of Lubbock -- Host Catechetical & Ministers Conference for all priests, and others engaged in formation

Diocese of Nashville -- Pastor’s & Administrators meeting

Diocese of Rapid City -- Train Creighton Model certified NFP practitioner and host medical professionals

Diocese of St. Augustine -- Support Fifth Annual Stewardship Conference

Dismas Ministry -- Translate into Spanish, print and distribute Messengers of Hope -- Catholic Correctional Ministry Training

Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women -- Hispanic outreach program
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Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) -- Expansion onto ten new campuses

Foundation for Priestly Vocations -- Spanish translation of A Priest in the Family

Foundation for Priestly Vocations -- Support "The Melchizedek Project"

Franciscan University of Steubenville -- Develop online workshops for priests, religious and catechists involved in formation

Guadalupe Regional Middle School -- Scholarships

Hannah’s House -- Production of testimonial videos and promotion

Hogar Infantil Divino Nino Jesus, Inc. -- Safe Women-Safe Homes, a program for low income, single mothers

Hogares Teresa Toda -- Support a discernment program for adults and young adults

Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN -- Provide Theology classes to inmates

Institute for Patient Rights -- Support nationwide educational program against assisted suicide

Institute for Priestly Formation -- Theologian-in-Residence, a program offering spiritual direction for seminarians

Institute on Religious Life -- Provide spiritual resources to inmates

LifeWay Network -- Educational program for "trafficked" women

Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center -- Embrace Confirmation, a retreat for those preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation

Marian University -- Spiritual and pastoral program for medical students

Mount St. Mary's Seminary -- Support for campus visit program

Mount Tabor Center -- Support newly developed retreats for elementary and high school students

National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) -- Year of Mercy webinar

National Catholic Rural Life Conference -- Expand a lay leadership program

National Office of the Deaf -- Revision of First Eucharist video program

Natural Family Planning Outreach -- Development of a Faith in Action website

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality -- Support development of Lourdes Catechetical Resource Program

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish o/b/o Chiaroscuro -- Women Speak for Themselves, a program to train women to speak on behalf of the Church

Paideia d/b/a New York Encounter -- Support three-day public evengelization event

Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United States -- Support outreach program

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross -- The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Pope Francis

St. Catherine of Siena Academy -- Sponsor Fourth Annual Mission Retreat weekend

St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago  -- Latinos for Christ Ministry, a program to evangelize Hispanic students

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Indianapolis -- Missionary Discipleship, a neighborhood evangelization project

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

St. Mary's College, Notre Dame -- Explore establishment of an ecclesial ministry for survivors of sexual abuse

St. Mary’s University Parish, Saginaw, MI -- Student evangelization\

Seminary Formation Council -- Support "Certificate in Seminary Formation for Missionary Discipleship" program

Solidarity in Action d/b/a Christ in the City -- Formation of second year students

The Culture Project -- Train missionaries

Theology of the Body Institute -- Sponsor the 2016 International Theology of the Body Congress

The Cardinal Newman Society -- Distribution of My Faith, My Future to selected high schools

Triuvannamalai Social Service Agency -- Support a youth, young-adult faith formation porgram

Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of Stamford -- Support two diocesan-wide meetings focused on the renewal of parish life

U.S. Sisters Against Human Trafficking -- Support promotion at NCEA National Conference

United States Catholic Mission Association -- Mission education program

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) -- Support hosting Third African National Eucharistic Congress

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) -- Right to Life programs

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) -- Campus Ministry programs

University of Dayton -- Develop online Faith Formation certificate program for Hispanics

University of Notre Dame, Alliance of Catholic  Education -- Provide scholarships for the Latino Enrollment

University of Notre Dame, Center for Ethics & Culture -- Sponsor the 6th Annual Philosophy Workshop

University of Notre Dame, Institute for Church Life -- Support a young adult faith formation and leadership program

Young Catholic Professionals -- Establish a new chapter and staff training

Women's Care Center -- Support satellite site development

Women's Care Center -- Establish a facility in Baltimore, MD