2017 Donation Recipients

Thus far in 2017, we have received and reviewed 60 applications for funds totaling $1,707,317. We have approved, in whole or in part, 39 applications (65%) and awarded gifts totaling $777,218. Our average gift is $19,929.

Organization -- Project Description

Archdiocese of Miami, FL --  Youth leadership program

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

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

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

The Culture Project -- Online, interactive media marketing program

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

Diocese of Beaumont, TX -- Marriage retreats

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

Diocese of Honolulu, HI --  Stewardship program

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

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

Dirty Vagabond Ministries -- Expansion, education and retreats

The Evangelical Catholic -- Continuation of evangelization coaching system

Fellowship of Catholic University Students -- Expansion

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

Ignatian Spirituality Project -- 2017 National Coordinator & Steward Conference

L’Arche Jacksonville, FL -- Employee formation

Militia of the Immaculata -- Anniversary celebration

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

Redemptorist Fathers -- Train evangelization missionary teams

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. 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

Language & Catechetical Institute -- 25th Jubilee Celebration

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

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 St. Thomas -- University Faculty for Life Conference

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


Our Sunday Visitor Institute is undergoing a re-envisioning process to further refine our giving priorities. Thus, we are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back in the first quarter 2018.

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