FOSTERING COMMUNITY GROWTH
DEEPLY ROOTED IN OUR COMMUNITY OF FAITH
Through our Legacy Fund, CCF addresses urgent and emerging community needs using funds donated without restriction. We also distribute grants on behalf of our donors and partners to organizations serving the spiritual, educational and social needs of the Catholic community.
Grants Distributed in Fiscal Year 2016
Grants Distributed Since 1992
Current Grant Opportunity: Bring ECFL to Your Parish!
Early Catholic Family Life (ECFL) is a program designed to help Catholic parents deepen their faith and share it with their children ages 0-5. If your parish is in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and would like to offer this program at any time between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota would like to help make it possible.
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Who Receives Grants?
We support non-profit organizations that are defined as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code — and whose mission, values and behaviors are not in conflict with Catholic teachings. We do not provide direct support to individuals. All tuition assistance grants are given to schools for distribution.
Interested In Receiving a Grant?
CCF’s application process is by invitation only.
Our limited discretionary grant dollars are currently distributed primarily to Catholic elementary schools, with a smaller amount distributed by an invitation-only process. We do this to eliminate an imbalance in the ratio of applications to grants made. Our grants address community needs within our three mission areas: spiritual, educational, and social.
For more information
If you’re curious to learn whether your organization meets any of our grantmaking criteria, please contact Meg Payne Nelson or Jules Vierling.
2015 Grant Recipients
Over 700 organizations received grants from Catholic Community Foundation and its donors in 2015. Below are just a few of the many grant recipients.
American Red Cross
Catholic Relief Services
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Twin Cities
Loaves and Fishes
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minnesota Children’s Museum
Sharing and Caring Hands
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Saint Paul’s Outreach
Saint Paul Seminary
Second Harvest Hartland
Union Gospel Mission
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Hundreds of Catholic Parishes and Schools