Our simple two-step process makes it easy for your organization to apply for a grant from The Catholic Community Foundation.
Start by reviewing our grant policies.
In general, organizations seeking grants from the Foundation should align with one of our four primary focus areas:
We focus on organizations listed in the Official Catholic Directory. Other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations whose missions are consistent with that of the church may also apply.
The majority of a fund’s grants should be directed to the 10 counties of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Dodge, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Sheboygan and Fond du Lac.
The Catholic Community Foundation awards grants for limited-term projects and programs. We rarely fund multi-year grants or make capital and endowment grants; do not provide emergency funds; and depending on circumstances, may choose not to award grants to an organization for more than two consecutive years (except for health care services grants from the St. Anthony Fund).
See recent grants to see how our donors are changing lives.
2023 Fall Education, Lay Leadership and Community Grant Cycle. Letters of intent can be sent in anytime; however, they must be in our office no later than 4 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2023. Letters received after the deadline may be considered in next year’s fall cycle. Grants will be awarded after the January 2024 board meeting.
2024 Spring Health Care Service Grant Cycle (refer to Focus Area description at left). Letters of intent can be sent in anytime; however, they must be in our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Letters received after the deadline may be considered in next year’s spring cycle. Grants will be awarded after the April 2024 board meeting.