The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, established by the Catholic bishops of the United States, is committed to supporting organizations led by low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities.
CCHD’s grant programs include community development grants that support nonprofit organizations that nurture the participation of people living in poverty to change structures and policies that affect their lives. At least 50 percent of those benefiting from the applying organization’s efforts must be people experiencing poverty.
Economic development grants support economic development institutions that have structures in place that encourage people living in poverty to hold leadership roles in, and have ownership of, the organization. Grants range between $25,000 and $75,000.
Pre-applications for both programs may be submitted between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1, 2013. (Organizations are encouraged to submit their pre-application prior to the Nov. 1 deadline.) Visit the CCHD website for more information. (CCHD)