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.
We want to see Catholic communities thrive and grow. Grants are available to support local events.
A great opportunity to boost your event fundraising efforts in support of Catholic education.
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.
This grant program awards grants up to $500 to Catholic schools or parishes in support of hardware and software that benefit the student population.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-275-7145.
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 email@example.com or by calling 1-877-275-7145.
*Membership must be attained at least one year prior to the date of the fundraising event.