2019 Grant Applications
Beginning August 31, 2018, The Catholic Foundation will accept online applications for the 2019 responsive grants. Catholic parishes, schools, invited Religious Orders and invited non-profit organizations in the 23-county Diocese of Columbus, Ohio are eligible to apply. The deadline for all grant applications will be September 28, 2018.
The Foundation offers a grant cycle with a unique structure of funding opportunities, including three types of grants: Mission Grants, Purpose Grants, and Vision Grants. This grant process serves its four pillars of interest: Parish Life, Catholic Education & Faith Formation, Social Service, and Vocations.
Most funding will fall into the Mission Grant category. These grants, awarded at the end of October, are designed to help ministries with capital or program-related needs. Funding up to $10,000 may be awarded and will require one application and one report.
Purpose Grants provide funding for situations in which a partnership is needed in a larger investment for program or capital needs. These grants will be awarded in mid-December and will range from $10,000-$25,000. Purpose Grants will require a two-phase application process and one report.
A limited number of ministries will receive Vision Grants, which includes capital and program grants for applicants that exemplify great thought to sustainability of the project. Funding of $25,000 or more will be awarded, and recipients will be announced by the end of February. A two-phase application, site visit, and one or multiple reports are required.