Grants – Impacting Our Community
Total Grants Distributed
Competitive Grants Distributed
Competitive Grants Distributed
Grants Distributed since 1997
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2020
The Grants Program at the Catholic Foundation helps ensure that organizations in the community have the financial resources to serve and make a real difference – now and in the future. The Grants Program reflects what is important in the Catholic faith, and is guided by Catholic social teaching and The Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. The Grants Program directly impacts non-profits, parishes and schools serving the general community within the boundaries of The Archdiocese of Atlanta. Grants are distributed in the following areas:
Due to the large number of grant applications we are receiving and limited funding, the following changes will be made to the Catholic Community Grants program starting with the 2021 spring grants cycle. See the graphic below or click here for more information.
Grants by Type
The Catholic Foundation distributes four types of grants: Catholic Community Grants, Parish Enrichment Grants, donor advised fund grants, and designated endowment fund grants.
You are invited to apply for grants in the Catholic Community Grants and Parish Enrichment Grants programs online. To apply for a grant, you will need to register as a user on the new grants portal. Please click on the “Catholic Community Grants” or “Parish Enrichment Grants” buttons below.
Catholic Community Grants
Parish Enrichment Grants
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Foundation at 404.497.9440 with any questions.
Competitive Grant Applications
2021 Spring Grant Applications for Catholic School Catholic Community Grants and Parish Enrichment Grants are now closed.
The Fall Grant Cycle for nonprofit Catholic Community Grants and Parish Enrichment Grants will open on Sunday, August 1st. Applications will be due at 5 PM on Tuesday, August 31st.
To access the grant applications, please click one of the two buttons below.
Questions about your parish deanery? Click HERE.
Grantee Follow-up Reports
Log in to the Grants Portal HERE to complete your follow-up report online.
When you log in:
- Go to “Saved Applications.”
- Find the online application for the grant cycle requiring a follow up report.
- Go to the Follow Up Report tab.
- Complete the report.
- Upload photos along with the report to share the success story of your grant. Please note that multiple photos should be uploaded together under Upload File, not one at a time. Please ensure that the photos you submit have the appropriate photo permissions.
- Photo/Information Release for Grant Recipients
- SAVE the Report to the Application.
Your organization cannot be considered for additional grants if you have not completed your grant report by the following deadlines:
Spring grants must submit reports online by February 15th of the following year.
Fall grants must submit reports online by July 30th of the following year.
Who Receives Grants?
Our grants support non-profit organizations which are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, and whose mission, values and behaviors are not in conflict with Catholic teachings. 383 grants were distributed from the Catholic Foundation in fiscal year 2019-2020. Please see the list of past competitive grant awards:
Grant Press Releases
Meet our Grantees
All Embrace, Inc. – Recipient of a grant for Certificates of Life for families who have suffered the loss of a child
“Embrace is a fitting title for this ministry since it reflects the yearning that parents who have suffered the loss of a baby would love to extend to that child no matter how long ago the loss occurred.” – Archbishop Wilton Gregory
Good Samaritan Catholic Church in Ellijay – Recipient of a Parish Enrichment Grant to send teens on an Alive in You mission trip
“Our parish and our youth are grateful for the Catholic Foundation and the grant that they received.” – Pastor Carlos Vargas
Mikayla – Recipient of a Convaid stroller thanks to a grant to FOCUS-Fragile Kids
“Mikayla has the ability to thrive, and the right to an inclusive/mainstream, academically challenging educational setting, and the very best life possible. Donors to your organization makes these things possible.” – Charlene, Grandmother
Our Lady of Victory Catholic School in Tyrone – Recipient of a grant to replace outdated technology in the computer lab
“This grant helps Our Lady of Victory in providing a 21st-century learning experience for all of our students in a faith-filled environment. We greatly appreciate the support provided by the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia.” – Principal George Wilkerson.
St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School – Recipient of grants for education technology
“We remain grateful to the good people and stewards of the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia for their generosity and support of the efforts, goals and dreams of St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School students and families. Thanks hardly seems enough.” – Principal Susanne Greenwood
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Smyrna – Recipient of a Parish Enrichment Grant to subsidize parishioners in the Hispanic RCIA program to complete their final year of training
“We are very proud of you, and we look forward to the enrichment it will bring to your parish.” – Pastor Fr. Brian Sheridan, M.S.
Other Designated Grants (Non-Competitive)
Conrads Family Education Fund
Designated Endowment Fund Grants
Donor Advised Fund Grants
Supporting Future Grant-Giving
In order to better serve our Catholic community, the Catholic Foundation is currently seeking funds to meet needs in the area of “Growing Our Catholic Faith”:
- Parishes and Parish Missions
- Parish Schools of Religion
- Young Adult and Campus Ministries
- Youth Ministries
- Hispanic and Immigrant Ministries
“At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity”
– St. John of the Cross