The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the anti-poverty program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The goal of CCHD is to reach out to help people who are poor and low income to find the resources they need to improve their communities and their lives. This work is inspired by Catholic Social Teaching and the Scriptures, in which Jesus calls us to carry out his mission “to bring good news to the poor, release to captives, sight to the blind and let the oppressed go free” (Luke 4:18).
CCHD grants, which are awarded each year, are intended to help people break the cycle of poverty. Each year, CCHD has a national collection to support local and national grants, and the generous contributions of parishioners throughout the United States makes these grants possible. After the collection, a portion of the donations remain in Diocese of Cleveland to fund the local CCHD grants.