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


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 later in 2018.

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