Helping Catholics Make

a Lasting Difference.

Grants – Impacting Our Community

242
Grants Distributed

$1.89MM
Total Grants Distributed

$260,100
Competitive Grants Distributed

92
Competitive Grants Distributed

$14MM+
Grants Distributed since 1997

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017

 

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.

 

Competitive Grants

 

Grant Applications

Grantee Resources

 

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

Focus Fragile Kids Grant Recipient Convaid stroller

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

The Conrads Family Education Fund provides an automatic annual grant to every Catholic school in The Archdiocese of Atlanta, thanks to a significant bequest from Jinny and James Conrads in 2010.

Designated Endowment Fund Grants

Designated Endowment Fund Grants are pre-determined by the donor at the time the fund is created. Most are given to Catholic organizations in the archdiocese. Distributions are eligible once a year from funds.

Donor Advised Fund Grants

Donor Advised Fund Grants are provided out of designated donor advised funds. Most of these grants are given to Catholic organizations in the archdiocese, but some grantees reflect the interest of the donors and are located elsewhere. These grants are recommended by the donor who established the fund.

 

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

If you are interested in creating an endowment fund or donor advised fund to provide grants for one of these purposes, please click here or contact us.

 

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