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.
For more information, contact: Linda Pavia, Development Associate of Planned Giving and Philanthropic Services | 216-696-6525 x4080
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.
The Martin T. Galvin Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2023
Application and scholarship guidelines for The Martin T. Galvin Memorial Scholarship may be found on the Lawyers Guild page: https://www.catholiccommunity.org/lawyers.
The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation
Deadline: July 15, 2023
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 $10,780.
Deadline: September 15, 2023
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, deacons* 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
Andrew Gregory Rodgers and Pauline Rodgers College Scholarship Fund
Deadline: April 15, 2024
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.
Demkee Family Scholarship Program College Scholarship Fund
Deadline: May 01, 2024
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.