Father Gabriel in Brainerd receives a grant check from Regional Sales Director Greg Gall.

Grant Programs

Catholic United Financial is a member-owned not-for-profit financial services company, connecting people of faith, protecting their future and generously impacting parishes, schools and communities. Grants provided by Catholic United and its members help parishes, Catholic schools, ministries and other organizations in the Upper Midwest expand their efforts to do the most good in their communities.

Please note, grant programs are limited to individuals and organizations located in the areas where Catholic United Financial is licensed to do business: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Grant Categories

Event Sponsorship

We want to see Catholic communities thrive and grow. Grants are available to support local events.

Matching Grants

A great opportunity to boost your event fundraising efforts in support of Catholic education.

Member Assistance Grants

When a Catholic United Financial member struggles with financial hardship due to traumatic illness, natural disaster or military service, our Member Assistance Matching Grant program will provide a matching grant (up to $1,000) when a local fundraiser is held in support of the member.

Catholic United Financial Foundation Grant Programs

Education Technology Grants

This grant program awards grants up to $500 to Catholic schools or parishes in support of hardware and software that benefit the student population.

Chastity and Abstinence Education Grants

Grants up to $1,000 are awarded to schools or parishes in support of programs, events, curriculum or other media that offer education to youth in a collaboration with other parishes, youth groups, schools, regional or diocesan-wide efforts.

Disaster Recovery Matching Grant

This grant supports those who have been affected by natural disasters and have demonstrated out of pocket financial need. A matching grant (up to $1,000) will be awarded to match funds raised through a local fundraiser held in support of the affected individual.

How to Apply

Grant applications are accepted online. Navigate to my.catholicunitedfinancial.org and create an account (or log in to an existing account). On the top menu, click or tap “Catholic United Programs” and then select “Catholic United Grants” in the drop down menu. Fill out the grant form completely and submit.

Questions regarding these grant programs can be submitted to engage@catholicunited.org or call 1-877-275-7145.

Grants for Seminarians

The Monsignor Richard J. Schuler Seminarian Fund was created to help seminarians with basic living expenses so they can concentrate on their studies and answer their call to the priesthood. Seminarians studying for the priesthood in the Dioceses served by the Catholic United Financial Foundation are eligible to apply for a grant.

The online grant application period is Oct. 1-31 every year. Questions regarding the Schuler Fund can be submitted to foundation@catholicunited.org or by calling 1-877-275-7145.

Some of the seminarians that have been assisted by a grant from the Schuler Seminarian Fund, one of our Catholic grant programs

Grants and Giving News

Connecting and Protecting

Foley resident wins $20,000 grand prize in Catholic United Financial Raffle 

FOLEY, Minn. – Cheering students, staff and guests welcomed local Foley resident Matthew Hackenmueller to St. John’s Area Catholic School on the morning of April 19 where he was awarded a $20,000 novelty check representing the grand prize of the 2024 Catholic United Financial Raffle.
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*Membership must be attained at least one year prior to the date of the fundraising event.