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April 21, 2023

The Catholic Foundation Awards $1.4 Million to 30 Dallas-area Catholic Schools and Churches, Plus Community Organizations

The Catholic Foundation awarded $1.4 million to 30 Dallas-area Catholic schools and churches, plus community organizations during its 2023 spring grant ceremony.

Funded by the Foundation’s unrestricted Philanthropy Fund as well as funds established by individuals and families to carry out their charitable goals, the grants will support various projects including HVAC repair, tuition assistance, liturgical music, facility renovations, a new school van and more.

Click here to see the photo album of the spring grant ceremony. All the photos are downloadable for free to your device.

Click here to watch video of the spring grant ceremony and hear stories about the impact of the grant from the recipients.

Click here for a KATH, 910-AM radio segment featuring audio clips from Bishop Lynch High School president Chris Rebuck and Regina Caeli Academy executive director Nicole Juba discussing the impact of the grants their organizations received.

Today’s grants also go toward the Dallas Bishop’s Burse which can be used at the bishop’s discretion to assist local charitable organizations. In addition, today’s grants assist the Foundation’s President’s Discretionary Fund that serves local organizations and projects in need, the Work of Heart Awards that recognize full-time employees at Dallas-area Catholic schools and a designated high school tuition assistance program in which funds provide preference to students whose parents work in some capacity for the Diocese of Dallas. 

“The Catholic Foundation takes great pride in the generous philanthropy displayed by our donors, both past and present, who invest in the future of local churches, schools and nonprofit organizations,” said Matt Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “Each year, Foundation grants help to fund key projects that involve everything from facility repairs to other projects that help churches, schools and nonprofits prepare for growth and that’s what makes the grant distributions so impactful in the fast-growing North Texas region.”

Twice per year, The Catholic Foundation distributes community grants to local Catholic churches and schools and nonprofit organizations. Grant requests are reviewed by the Board of Trustees’ Distribution Committee, followed by documented site visits by Trustees through which the recipients and funding amounts are determined. 

Over time, The Catholic Foundation has provided more than $267 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. In 2022, The Catholic Foundation awarded 2,400 grants totaling more than $19.4 million.

The 2023 spring grant recipients are as follows:

The tuition assistance recipients received funding from either the Louise Emma Buhrer Endowment Fund, Dorothy Irving Memorial Fund or Michele McCusker Memorial Fund and are as follows: