Grants – Impacting Our Community
Total Grants Distributed
Competitive Grants Distributed
Competitive Grants Distributed
Grants Distributed since 1997
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2018
The Grants Program at the Catholic Foundation helps ensure that organizations in the community have the financial resources to serve and make a real difference – now and in the future. The Grants Program reflects what is important in the Catholic faith, and is guided by Catholic social teaching and The Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. The Grants Program directly impacts non-profits, parishes and schools serving the general community within the boundaries of The Archdiocese of Atlanta. Grants are distributed in the following areas:
Grants by Type
The Catholic Foundation distributes four types of grants: Catholic Community Grants, Parish Enrichment Grants, donor advised fund grants, and designated endowment fund grants.
You are invited to apply for grants in the Catholic Community Grants and Parish Enrichment Grants programs online. To apply for a grant, you will need to register as a user on the new grants portal. Please click on the “Catholic Community Grants” or “Parish Enrichment Grants” buttons below.
The Fall 2019 grant deadline is August 30 at 5:00 p.m. You may submit applications between August 1 and August 30th.
The Spring 2020 grant deadline will be February 28th at 5:00 p.m. You may submit applications between February 1st and February 28th.
To access the grant applications, please click one of the two buttons below. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Foundation at 404.497.9440 with any questions.
- Catholic Community Grants – Guidelines
- Parish Enrichment Grants – Guidelines
- Photo/Information Release for Grant Recipients
- Grant Marketing Resource PDF – Coming Soon
Who Receives Grants?
Our grants support non-profit organizations which are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, and whose mission, values and behaviors are not in conflict with Catholic teachings. Over 240 organizations received grants from the Catholic Foundation in fiscal year 2016-2017. Please see the list of past competitive grant awards:
Grant Press Releases
Meet our Grantees
Mikayla – Recipient of a Convaid stroller thanks to a grant to FOCUS-Fragile Kids
“Mikayla has the ability to thrive, and the right to an inclusive/mainstream, academically challenging educational setting, and the very best life possible. Donors to your organization makes these things possible.” – Charlene, Grandmother
St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School – Recipient of grants for education technology
“We remain grateful to the good people and stewards of the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia for their generosity and support of the efforts, goals and dreams of St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School students and families. Thanks hardly seems enough.” – Principal Susanne Greenwood
All Embrace, Inc. – Recipient of a grant for Certificates of Life for families who have suffered the loss of a child
“Embrace is a fitting title for this ministry since it reflects the yearning that parents who have suffered the loss of a baby would love to extend to that child no matter how long ago the loss occurred.” – Archbishop Wilton Gregory
Other Designated Grants (Non-Competitive)
Conrads Family Education Fund
Designated Endowment Fund Grants
Donor Advised Fund Grants
Supporting Future Grant-Giving
In order to better serve our Catholic community, the Catholic Foundation is currently seeking funds to meet needs in the area of “Growing Our Catholic Faith”:
- Parishes and Parish Missions
- Parish Schools of Religion
- Young Adult and Campus Ministries
- Youth Ministries
- Hispanic and Immigrant Ministries
“At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity”
– St. John of the Cross