Grants – Frequently Asked Questions
Grant Application Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive a Catholic Community Grant?
Eligible organizations include charitable, religious, and educational organizations that have obtained 501(c)3 status. We do not make grants to individuals. Grants are only eligible to those who serve within the 69-county area of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Are non-Catholic organizations eligible for Catholic Community Grants?
Yes, grant recipients can be non-Catholic organizations. However, our grants support organizations whose missions, values, and behaviors are not in conflict with Catholic teachings.
When should my organization apply for a grant?
There will be one grant cycle per year for Catholic Community Grants in the spring.
There will be one grant cycle per year for Catholic Community Grants in the fall. Parish Enrichment Grant applications will be accepted during the spring and fall cycles.
There will be one grant cycle per year for Catholic Community Grants in the fall.
Can a parish apply for both a Catholic Community Grant and a Parish Enrichment Grant in the same cycle?
YES, a parish may apply for both a Catholic Community Grant and a Parish Enrichment Grant in the same grant cycle, however the requested funding should be for different projects. Please note that parish and school applications are treated separately and are not considered the same entity.
How do I apply for a grant?
All grant applications must be submitted using our grant online portal. If you have never logged into the portal, you must register as a new user in order to access a grant application. The log in for the portal is available on the grants page or at the top of this website using the “Log In” button. Click here for a walkthrough on how to register for the grants portal and apply for a grant.
My data does not fit in the space provided. What do character counts include when inputting data?
Spaces and punctuation are included in the character counts. Use Microsoft Word – Review Tab – Word Count – Characters with spaces to determine the current character count of your input if you are having issues.
Does our organization need to submit a grant report if a grant is awarded?
YES, every school, parish, and nonprofit is required to submit a grant Follow Up Report form after your grant project has been completed. An organization must be in good standing with all grant documents submitted. Your organization cannot be considered for additional grants if you have not completed a grant Follow Up Report for any past grants received 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.
When should I expect to hear back regarding the final decision?
The Board of Directors meets in both late May and November to approve grant awards. You will be notified of the Board’s decision following their meeting. For the spring grant cycle, applicants are usually notified in June. For the fall grant cycle, applicants are usually notified in December. Refer to the Grant Process on the grants page for the timelines for Catholic Community Grants and Parish Enrichment grants.
How do I find a copy of my completed grant application or follow up report?
Please note the following pertains to grants beginning with the fall 2022 grant cycle.
Completed Grant Application
Sign into the grants portal and navigate to your active requests tab. Click “View Application” next to the application you wish to print. Underneath the Contact Info tab, there is a button that says “Application Packet.” Click the button to download a PDF of your completed application. Please note that the “Question List” button will download a PDF of the questions asked in the application and will not have your answers included in the file.
Grant Agreement and Follow Up Report
If you are awarded a grant, two additional forms will show underneath the grant request. Click “View” and then the “FollowUp Packet” button to download a PDF of your completed grant agreement. Please note that the “Question List” button will download a PDF of the questions asked in the agreement and will not have your answers included in the file. For the grant report, hit “Preview” (if you have not yet submitted the form) or “View” (if you have submitted the form), then click the the “FollowUp Packet” button to download a PDF of your grant report. Please note that the “Question List” button will download a PDF of the questions asked in the report and will not have your answers included in the file.