Helping Catholics Make

a Lasting Difference.

Grants – Impacting Our Community

Grants Distributed

Total Grants Distributed

Competitive Grants Distributed

Competitive Grants Distributed

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. Many designated endowment fund and donor advised fund grants, however, have pre-determined purposes.


Please note that our competitive grant application process will be changing to an online process.

October 8 – Online applications will be available – please click on the “Catholic Community Grants” or “Parish Enrichment Grants” buttons below.

October 22 – Deadline for grant applications for this grant cycle ONLY.


Competitive Grants


Grant Applications

Other Designated Grants (Non-Competitive)


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


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.

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

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