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.

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.

Rooted in Faith Grant - Expanding the Educational Landscape with Innovation

Deadline: November 16, 2020

Expanding the Educational Landscape

Due to limited funds available for distribution, the maximum amount requested is capped at $25,000. Although grants will be approved based on an evaluation of specific needs, note that last year grants approved within this category averaged less than $7,500.


Rooted Faith - Forward in Hope Grant: Strengthening Our Faith

Deadline: November 16, 2020

Strengthening our Faith

This year, the maximum amount requested on the Strengthening our Faith grants is capped at $25,000. Distributions will be awarded based on the merits of each request and funding available.

Download the APPLICATION

Tabor Fund

Deadline: March 15, 2021

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.

While deacons cannot receive monies for themselves from a Tabor grant because they have a continuing fund stipulated by the Bishop, they can make use of the Tabor grants for development of programs for groups or ministries with which they work.

Amount: Up to $1,500

Tabor Fund Grant Guidelines
Tabor Fund Frequently Asked Questions
Tabor Fund Discretionary Grant Application
Tabor Fund Education and Formation Application - Printable Version
Tabor Fund Education and Formation - Editable PDF
Tabor Fund Retreat Application - Printable Version
Tabor Fund Retreat Application - Editable PDF
Tabor Fund Sabbatical Application - Printable Version
Tabor Fund Sabbatical Application - Editable PDF
Tabor Fund Progress Report - Printable Version
Tabor Awards Progress Report - Editable Version
Tabor Promotional Flyer

Andrew Gregory Rodgers and Pauline Rodgers College Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 15, 2021

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.

Applications: Will be available in 2021

Demkee Family Scholarship Program College Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 01, 2021

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.

Amount: TBD

The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation

Deadline: July 15, 2021

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 is $8,000.

NEW FOR 2020: Please see the updated Grant Making Guidelines for submitting electronic proposals as well as an important update regarding in-person delivery.

The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Grant Making Guidelines
The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan 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
The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation 2019 Project Report

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