Available Grant Opportunities

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.

Tabor Fund

Deadline: March 15, 2017

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.

Amount: Up to $1,500

Tabor Fund Grant Guidelines
Tabor Fund ED and Formation Application
Tabor Fund Retreat Application
Tabor Fund Sabbatical Application
Grant Report
Frequently Asked Questions

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.

2017 Rodgers Scholarship and Guidelines (Editable pdf)
2017 Rodgers Scholarship and Guidelines (Printable pdf)

Demkee Family Scholarship Program College Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 01, 2017

Description: This program provides academic scholarship to a student presently enrolled at The University of Akron or any satellite affiliated with the University.

Requirements: Must be a registered parishioner in a Catholic parish in Wayne or Summit County.

2017 Scholarship Application (Printable PDF)
2017 Demkee Scholarship and Guidelines (Editable pdf)

The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation

Deadline: July 15, 2017

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.

The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Grant Making Guidelines
The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation Grant Application
The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation Program Request Budget
The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation Capital Budget Request
The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation Statement of Revenue and Expenses
The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation Total Org Budget with YTD Column
2016-2017 Sullivan Foundation Project Grant Report (Editable pdf)
2016-2017 Sullivan Foundation Project Grant Report (Printable pdf)

Catholic Community Fund

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.

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