Catholic Campaign for Human Development 2017-2018 Grant Awards
CCHD works to change the structures and systems that keep people in poverty. The generosity of parishioners and donors throughout the Diocese of Cleveland and other dioceses in our country make it possible to award local and national grants through CCHD, which empower people to build better communities, alleviate poverty and promote the values of Catholic Social Teaching.
National Grants Awarded
Esperanza Threads Working with migrant refugees and low-income individuals, Esperanza Threads trains people in industrial sewing and helps them find jobs. An apprenticeship program helps some of the trainees gain further skills. Additionally, Esperanza Threads produces organic clothing for retail sales and other items for wholesale and contract sewing orders.
NOAH–Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope NOAH is a community organization that unites residents, block clubs, churches, social service agencies and non-profits to help residents of East Cleveland find solutions to the problems facing their community. NOAH trains and develops local leaders to empower residents to make the systemic changes needed to help restore the community.
Local Grants have been awarded for projects in the areas of Youth and Young Adult and Community Grants
Catholic Schools for Peace & Justice Un-rivaled in Collaboration
St. Joseph Avon Lake Youth Ministry “Serve It Up” Jr. High Service Week
Catholic Worker of Akron Life-Wide Active Non-Violence
Identification Crisis Collaborative ID Collaborative Update
Hispanic Ministries of Tuscarawas County—Immigrant Worker Project Summer Internship Program
Lorain Ohio Immigrant Rights Association Immigrant Empowerment Initiative
Metanoia Project Courage To Change Program
Our Lady of the Lake Parish Micro-Lending Project Phase II
South Street Ministries Developing the Ministers
Fr. David Fallon Award
Rev. David Fallon (b. 1944, d. 2009) was a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland who prioritized working for the common good. With love and dedication, Fr. Fallon also worked for justice with CCHD, and the Commission on Catholic Community Action—the Social Action office for Cuyahoga County in the Diocese of Cleveland. Fr. Fallon’s life was a testament to working for peace and justice, and this award is presented in his name to individuals/organizations that show a similar commitment.
St. Julie Billiart Parish Family Promise