Grants & Community Impact Awards

General Guidelines for CFGP Grant-Seekers

There are set deadlines for grant applications. Please see the application for details.

  • Proposals are shared with the CFGP Grant Committee, who assist in making grant decisions.
  • A majority of grants will be awarded to organizations within the Greater Philadelphia Area.
  • Grants will be awarded to organizations whose mission aligns with the CFGP’s and to proposals that show a clear innovative plan for feasibility, sustainability, and impact.
  • Eligible organizations are Catholic non-profit organizations currently recognized by the IRS. It encompasses a full range of Catholic charitable organizations including hospitals, scientific and medical research organizations, places of worship, educational organizations, colleges and universities, and many other Catholic organizations and institutions.
  • Letters of recommendation or support from other funding sources are recommended.
  • Face-to-face interviews or site visits are at the CFGP’s Grant Committee.

Grant Applications should be submitted to grants@catholicfoundationphila.org upon completion. If you have any other questions, contact us at 215-587-5650.

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Recently Awarded Grants

At CFGP, we understand that meeting charitable goals can sometimes be difficult when done alone. With the help of CFGP, organizations can receive the financial support they need to fulfill their philanthropic missions. CFGP is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with these organizations.

Providence Center

March 21, 2017

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) has awarded Providence Center a $15,000 grant for the creation of a middle school Leadership Program.

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ADROP

October 12, 2016

CFGP visited our friends at the Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP) to award them a $2,750 grant that will assist them with their Student Enrichment Program that is run in conjunction with St. Anthony of Padua Parish School in South Philadelphia.

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Holy Cross Regional Catholic School – Theology of the Body Program

October 06, 2016

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School provides an environment where both students and their families share a pride for their education.

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Community Center at Visitation

March 21, 2016

CFGP is pleased that the Community Center at Visitation has been awarded their second CFGP grant! The Center received $7,500 to support several programs offered to the Kensington community.

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St. Gabriel's School

January 11, 2016

St. Gabriel’s School, an Independence Mission School, was awarded a $5,500 grant for assistance in updating their current security system.

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St. Martin de Porres

December 01, 2015

St. Martin de Porres, located in North Philadelphia, has been awarded a $7,857 grant from The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia.

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The Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC)

November 17, 2015

The Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC) has been awarded a $4,180 grant from The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia to assist them in the purchase of a new microfilm reader printer.

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Providence Center

July 27, 2015

Providence Center, located at 4th and Lehigh Ave. in North Philadelphia, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. The grant will support the Center's educational programming.

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St. Francis de Sales School

July 07, 2015

St. Francis de Sales School, located in West Philadelphia, has been awarded a $13,000 grant from The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia.

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Community Center at Visitation

April 08, 2015

Community Center at Visitation, located in Kensington, is a community outreach center dedicated to providing a safe environment for both children and adults.

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The Little Sisters of the Poor – Holy Family Home

December 11, 2014

The Little Sisters of the Poor – Holy Family Home is a residential community serving low-income elderly who seek a comforting environment in their older age.

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Supporting Services for Veteran Families Program

July 08, 2014

Supporting Services for Veteran Families Program strives to reduce veteran homelessness by providing shelter for veterans and their families. SSVFP was awarded a $5,000 grant for a private shower and changing area at their facility.

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Casa del Carmen

May 14, 2014

Casa del Carmen offers nutrition classes, educational workshops, pregnancy services, emergency assistance, children’s Out-of-School Time Programs, as well as the Elena Santora food pantry for the community.

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Community Impact Awards

CFGP’s Community Impact Awards identify charitable organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area that require immediate financial assistance. Below is a list of current recipients of the Community Impact Awards.

St. Katherine Day School

September 14, 2016

St. Katherine Day School was the first day school for special needs students in the country and is one of the four Catholic Schools of Special Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. St. Katherine's provides individualized special education in a Catholic environment for children and young adults with developmental delays or cognitive disabilities. The school serves students aged four and a half to 21 years old.

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The Sisters of St. Joseph Welcome Center

August 08, 2016

The Sisters of St. Joseph Welcome Center in Kensington is the recipient of CFGP's Community Impact Award, the $500 award will support their educational programming.

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De La Salle Vocational

June 27, 2016

De La Salle Vocational, part of St. Gabriel's System, is a treatment program providing services for delinquent youth to assist their reform and help them to become responsible and productive members of the community. CFGP's $500 Community Impact Award will help purchase a new TV screen for their on-site Career Center. The screen displays current job postings for students and is also used during class time to project lesson plans.

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St. Agatha/St. James Soup Kitchen

December 21, 2015

CFGP visited St. Agatha/St. James Parish in University City to present them with a $500 Community Impact Award. This award will be used for assistance with the parish's weekly soup kitchen.

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Operating Base Cecelia

December 15, 2015

Operating Base Cecilia, a facility run in partnership by the Veteran Multi-Service Center and Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, received a $500 Community Impact Award from CFGP for assistance with operations at their Coatesville location.

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Augustinian Volunteers

December 08, 2015

The Augustinian Volunteers, a charity dedicated to serving the community locally, nationally, and internationally received a $500 Community Impact Award from CFGP that will assist in their mission work across the world.

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The Sisters of St. Joseph, Earth Center

November 24, 2015

The Earth Center is one of the many sponsored works of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia. Residing on the campus of Chestnut Hill College, the Earth Center exists to promote the importance of life in all forms, and to dedicate time and effort to preserving our environment.

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Depaul House

October 28, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia is honored to present our recent Community Impact Award to Depaul House.

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Sacred Heart Home

October 27, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia had the pleasure of awarding Sacred Heart Home with a recent Community Impact Award for the tremendous work they are doing in Philadelphia.

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St. Ignatius Nursing and Rehab Center

October 21, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia presented a Community Impact Award to St. Ignatius Nursing and Rehab Center. St. Ignatius, a care center located in West Philadelphia, received this award to assist them with general operating funds.

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St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments/Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf

October 01, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia presented a $500 Community Impact Award to St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments/Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf.

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Gesu School

September 21, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia presented Gesu School with a $500 Community Impact Award. The Award will assist students and their families in purchasing new school uniforms.

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Chester City Family Strengthening Center

September 16, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia visited the Chester City Family Service Center to present them with a Community Impact Award for $500. This award will assist the Center to install a shower on their first floor.

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Don Guanella Village

September 09, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia visited Don Guanella Village to present their residents with a Community Impact Award. The $500 award will assist the men with much needed household items.

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Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP)

August 18, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia visited the Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP) to present them with a $500 Community Impact Award.

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CORA Services

August 11, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia visited CORA Services to present their faculty and staff with a Community Impact Award. The $500 Award will support CORA's Early Years program for Pre-K children.

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Red Hill Farm

July 22, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia awarded Red Hill Farm, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis, a Community Impact Award of $500.

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Catholic Community Choir

July 14, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia awarded Catholic Community Choir (CCC) in Springfield, PA, a $500 Community Impact Award for their upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty.

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St. Edmonds Home for Children

June 24, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia paid a visit to our friends at St. Edmond’s Home for Children, a truly inspiring facility. St. Edmond’s, located in Bryn Mawr, received a $500 Community Impact Award from CFGP to support their summer program, Camp Rainbow.

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Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

June 09, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia issued their most recent Community Impact Award to Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School. This $500 award will be used for improvements of the school's classrooms as they prepare to expand over the next academic year.

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Thea Women's Center at St. Francis Inn

May 21, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia presented its latest Community Impact Award to St. Francis Inn, located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.

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St. Rose of Lima Catholic School

April 29, 2015

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia awarded St. Rose of Lima Catholic School a $500 Community Impact Award.

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