The application process for the 2020-2021 grant cycle is now open.
When the Catholic bishops of the United States established the CCHD in 1969, they mandated the Campaign to fund “such projects as voter registration, community organizations, community-run schools, minority-owned cooperatives and credit unions, capital for industrial development and job training programs, and setting up of rural cooperatives.” Today, we point to hundreds of CCHD — funded organizations that have grown to extend and build bonds in their communities for the common good.
Grants to support grassroots social justice organizations are made possible by Catholics throughout the United States who contribute to CCHD each year. To qualify for CCHD funds, applicant organizations must not promote, in any way, activities that work against Catholic values. CCHD's grants to local anti-poverty efforts are screened, awarded and monitored in close partnership with local Catholic dioceses and require the explicit approval of the local bishop.
For more information about grant criteria and the application process, download our Local Funding Guide for prospective applicants.
September 1 – October 15
Mandatory for new applicants, the pre-application allows you to outline your organization’s general qualifications and plans, and invites us to advise you on its eligibility and readiness for grant support. This process helps interested organizations gain an understanding of CCHD’s mission and criteria and determines if your work is a good match for CCHD funding.
Click here to download the Community Development Pre-application
Click here to download the Economic Development Pre-application
All pre-applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. CST on October 15, 2019. Applicants will be notified of decisions by November 15 .
- Alliance of the SouthEast
- Co-op Ed Center
- Communities United
- Community Renewal Society
- Housing Action Illinois
- Lake County Sponsors
- Logan Square Neighborhood Association
- Lugenia Burns Hope Center
- Pilsen Neighbors Community Council
- Southwest Organizing Project
- St. Agatha Parent and Family Empowerment Initiative
- Target Area Development Corporation
- Arise Chicago
- Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
- Chicago Housing Initiative
- Chicago Workers Collaboartive
- Coalition to Save Our Mental Health Centers
- Jane Addams Senior Caucus
- Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
- Latino Union
- Metropolitan Tenants Organization
- ONE: Northside
- Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation
- Progress Center for Independent Living
- South Side Community Federal Credit Union
- The Peoples Lobby Education Institute