The Catholic Foundation was established to provide grants for Catholic parishes, schools, ministries, and other nonprofit organizations to help the community within the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Since giving its first grants in 1997, the Foundation has given away more than $4 million in grants throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta. All giving is done in accordance with Catholic teaching.

Grants are provided from the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia Grants Program, from the Parish Enrichment Grants Program, and from many donor-advised funds. Grants are provided from a small portion of the Foundation's overall assets. Grants do not come from endowment funds established for other restricted purposes.

Grant deadlines for both grants programs are March 31 and September 30 each year. The Grants Committee of the Board of Directors reviews all grant requests and makes recommendations to the full board for final approval at their May and November board meetings. Applicants are notified in June and December of their grant awards. For information on the grants programs of the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, or to receive a Microsoft Word version of a grant application, please send an email to

Click for information on the General Grants.

Click for information on the Parish Enrichment Grants.

“At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity”
– St. John of the Cross