Catholic Community Foundation fosters faith-based stewardship in the community for the spiritual, educational and charitable needs of all.
Encouraging faithful philanthropy
Dedicated to enriching the lives of others by encouraging faithful philanthropy, the Foundation supports the mission of the Diocese of Cleveland to provide for the spiritual, educational and charitable needs of people throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Catholic Community Foundation manages a number of grants and makes them available to Diocesan agencies, schools, parishes and programs and other faith-based or nonprofit organizations located within the Diocese of Cleveland.
Making a gift that will make a difference
There are several meaningful ways you can support the ministries of the Church in Northeast Ohio and help make a profound impact. Learn which giving opportunities are right for you and your financial situation. Every gift will make a difference!
The Catholic Community Foundation manages a limited number of funds which provide for annual grant opportunities to Diocesan agencies, schools, parishes and programs and other faith-based or nonprofit organizations located within the Diocese of Cleveland, whose missions are consistent with the moral and social teaching of the Catholic Church.
At this time, we are not able to fund requests for annual appeals or membership drives, endowment funds or grants to individuals. The Foundation does not award multi-year grants, but grantees may apply for funding in consecutive years.
Please view our list of grants and guidelines below and contact Colleen Rigo, 216-696-6525 ext. 4080 for a grant application or more information.
Andrew Gregory Rodgers and Pauline Rodgers College Scholarship Fund
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Description: This program provides scholarship assistance to students pursuing post secondary education, while maintaining registered parishioner status at Sacred Heart Chapel.
Eligibility: Student must be a registered parishioner at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44055-3311.
Description: The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation provides operating and program support to organizations that serve the poor and needy. The goal is to fund programs with a record of success in making a profound improvement in the lives of disadvantaged members of our community.
Eligibility: Catholic and other nonprofit organizations whose focus is on providing aid to the poor and needy and educational opportunities to persons who would otherwise not be able to participate.
Amount: Maximum $25,000. The average award in 2016 was $8,000.
Description: The Tabor Fund Grant Program was established to continue the mission of Tabor House Consultation Center. Awards are intended to provide an opportunity for applicants to refresh and/or re-energize their spirituality, faith, mind and/or physical wellbeing, as part of fostering personal development and improving their ministry. Awards will be made in the following categories: Education and Formation, Sabbaticals and Retreats.
Tabor Event Calendar (TEC) awards are also available. These awards allow qualified applicants to access programs at local retreat centers throughout the year.
Eligibility: Any bona fide employee (paid or volunteer), lay, deacon or religious who works in a recognized ministry and is actively serving the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Attendant parishes, schools or organizations that are engaged in a recognized ministry are eligible to apply. Ministry is broadly defined and applies to anyone engaged in ministry from deacons, religious orders, pastoral ministers, and parish/school staff to ministers of the liturgy.
Deadline: No unsolicited grants accepted at this time.
Description: The Catholic Community Fund, the only unrestricted grantmaking fund of the Catholic Community Foundation, is designated to make grants that build community within the eight-county region of the Diocese and represent diocesan ministry priorities.