Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)
CCHD grants are awarded to parishes and organizations that are working to empower people who are poor and low-income to build better communities and alleviate poverty while promoting the values of Catholic Social Teaching. These groups work to change social structures and policies which undermine life and dignity, especially for the poor and powerless.
Local grants applications are available in January and must be submitted by March 31st. Local grants include awards of up to $5,000. Nominations for the Fr. David Fallon awards, which include awards of up to $500 are also accepted in January.
Any organization within the Diocese of Cleveland that complies with the CCHD application criteria and guidelines may apply. Organizations do not need to be Catholic or affiliated with the Catholic Church but must be in union with all CCHD criteria and guidelines.
Recipients of CCHD grants and Fr. Fallon Awards are recognized at the annual CCHD Luncheon, held in June.
The national CCHD office is based out of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops and provides greater funding opportunities. All nationally funded organizations must be in line with Catholic teaching, work to empower the poor, and follow the National CCHD criteria and guidelines.
On the national level there are two National CCHD Grant programs ranging from $25,000 to $75,000:
Visit CCHD for information on the National Grant application process.
For more information contact Ann Clark, CCHD Diocesan Director, 216-939-3841.