The Catholic Foundation Awards $862,656 in Grants at Fall Ceremony
The Catholic Foundation awarded $862,656 in grants to 19 local schools, churches and community organizations during its fall grant ceremony Nov. 22 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community, a past grant recipient of the Foundation.
The grants will help fund major building renovations, finance technology upgrades, purchase vehicles, buy textbooks and build a new church.
“We are pleased that we, along with the help of our board of trustees and generous donors, continue to make a lasting impact in our community,” said Matt Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “Careful consideration goes into the grant evaluation and selection process, and we are honored to provide these funds that make a difference in the communities served by these organizations.”
Twice per year, The Catholic Foundation distributes community grants to local schools, parishes and nonprofit organizations at grant ceremonies. Grant requests are reviewed by the Board of Trustees’ Distribution Committee, followed by documented site visits through which the recipients and funding amounts are determined.
Grants are made from the unrestricted Philanthropy Fund and restricted funds of The Catholic Foundation. Individuals or families, named or otherwise, establish restricted funds at the Foundation to benefit their communities today and for future generations.
The 2019 fall grant recipients and their projects are as follows:
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL | Replace HVAC
BISHOP DUNNE CATHOLIC SCHOOL | Women’s Athletic Facilities
BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC PARISH | Renovation of Gathering Space
CATHOLIC CONFERENCE AND FORMATION CENTER | Maintenance Vehicle
DALLAS DISCALCED CARMELITE MONASTERY | New Flooring
(Partial funding provided by the O’Connell/Schulze Fund)
HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH CATHOLIC CHURCH | Electrical Boxes
HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC PARISH | New HVAC for Church
IN MY SHOES | New HVAC
MARY IMMACULATE CATHOLIC SCHOOL | Touch Panels for Classrooms
NOTRE DAME SCHOOL OF DALLAS | Passenger Van
SANTA CLARA OF ASSISI CATHOLIC PARISH | Furnishings & Equipment
SMU CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY | Part-Time Counselor
ST. ALBERT THE GREAT PRIORY | Renovate Upstairs Priory (Partial funding provided by the Bradley Fund)
ST. BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX CATHOLIC CHURCH | New HVAC for Church
ST. CECILIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL | New Roof
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL in Richardson | Middle School Technology Renovation
ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC PARISH in Grand Prairie | New Church
ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC SCHOOL | Textbooks
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PHARMACY | Outreach/Outcome Analyst