Apply For A Grant

Catholic United Financial makes several grant programs available to the parishes, Catholic schools and communities in our five state area of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
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Grants for Schools and Religious Education Programs

More than 800 parishes and schools have received grants from the Catholic United Financial Foundation, totaling over $430,000 in support.

Education Technology Grant

Grants are awarded to schools or parishes in support of hardware and software that benefit the student population in elementary grades. Grants are distributed semi-annually. Contribution decisions are made after Oct. 1 and Feb. 1 each year by the Foundation Board of Directors. To be eligible, schools and parishes must be located in our five-state service area.

Chastity and Abstinence Education

Grants 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. To be eligible, schools and parishes must be located in our five-state service area.

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

Member Engagement Grant Programs

Catholic United offers a set of fundraising, social, and service programs that encourage faith-fueled service involving people of all ages and abilities. The grants below are accessed via the volunteer teams in our Giving Network or through the local Sales Representative.

Questions regarding these programs can be submitted to engage@catholicunited.org or call 1-800-568-6670.

Matching Grants

Catholic United Financial provides up to $1,000 in matching funds for Council and Parish Volunteer Team sponsored fundraisers that support religious education.

Member Assistance Grants

Catholic United Financial provides up to $1,000 in matching funds for Council and Parish Volunteer Team sponsored fundraisers that support a Catholic United member or member of their household* in need of financial assistance due to some recent hardship.

Grants4Good

Grants4Good are three grants options designed to enhance events in parish life that have a focus of either service, family, or faith-based activities. Grants are accessed through the local Sales Representative.

MinisTREE

MinisTREE helps create a culture of volunteerism through service-based tasks designed to meet parish needs while making a grant based on the amount of tasks completed.

Catholic United offers our members a set of grant programs that assist in education funding, financial hardship due to health concerns, and more. Visit the Member Grant Programs page for details.

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

*Membership must be attained at least one year prior to the date of the fundraising event.