The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has come to the aid of communities nationwide for over 45 years in an effort to alleviate poverty. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established CCHD in 1970 to develop economic and political growth in low-income areas across the country, and the tradition continues today.
This newsletter highlights both the local and national grants that have been awarded in the Diocese of Cleveland. These projects illustrate how local communities, parishes and youth groups work to create opportunities for growth and prosperity.
The primary source of funding for CCHD anti-poverty grants is the yearly national collection. A percentage of the donations remain in the Diocese of Cleveland for local grants; the remaining percentage goes to the national CCHD office for larger national grants. This year, more than $15,000 was awarded in local grants and $135,000 was awarded in national grants in the Diocese of Cleveland.
Your support and participation are vital to continuing efforts of CCDH to recognize the dignity of every human being and break the cycle of poverty in the Diocese of Cleveland.
Thank you for your support and generosity.
God bless you,
Bishop Richard Lennon
Discover more about the 2016 local and national CCHD grant recipients and Fr. Fallon Award winners