Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2018

  • Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Safe Water

  • Avoidable Blindness

  • Homelessness

  • Catholic Sisters

  • Substance Use Prevention

  • Foster Youth

  • Disaster Relief & Recovery

  • Other

  • Catholic Education

  • Hospitality

This total represents grant payment activity during the selected fiscal year. However, approximately 90% of the money awarded in our priority program areas is part of multi-year commitments, so a grant may appear in multiple years of activity. The list below provides additional information about specific projects approved and/or paid during the fiscal year selected, including the project start date and the length of our commitment.

  1. The Association of Catholic Student Councils

    $20,000 through March 2019

    to provide scholarship support for children of low-income families to attend the 2018 Summer Leadership Conference. https://tacsc.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: March 2018
  2. Empower Illinois

    $650,000 through March 2020

    to support opportunities for low-income families interested in enrolling their children in Catholic schools in the state of Illinois. http://www.onechanceillinois.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: March 2018
  3. Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities

    $346,000 through November 2018

    to provide support for the dissemination of the national working group’s market research study on U.S. parents’ perceptions of Catholic schools to superintendents, bishops, and principals. http://www.fadica.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: November 2017
  4. Catholic Schools Collaborative

    $630,000 through June 2019

    to provide support for STEM parental engagement programs and provide principals with the training they need to be more effective fiscal managers in a cluster of 15 of the Archdiocese’s most underserved schools. csclosangeles.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: November 2017
  5. Seton Education Partners

    $1,000,000 through July 2020

    to increase the operational vitality of Catholic schools by accessing available public funding in private school choice states (through tax credit scholarships and vouchers) to convert Catholic schools to a blended learning model. www.setonpartners.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: November 2017
  6. CollegeSpring, Inc.

    $50,000 through September 2018

    to increase the vitality of Catholic schools through the implementation of a "college readiness" program for 2,500 students in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. http://www.collegespring.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: October 2017
  7. Cristo Rey Network

    $750,000 through August 2020

    to advance the mission of the Cristo Rey Network by expanding the program in three low-income locales and conducting feasibility studies in 13 states to determine the possibility of expansion. https://www.cristoreynetwork.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2017
  8. Sagamore Institute - Catholic Education Partners

    $185,000 through April 2018

    to provide start up costs for Catholic Education Partners, a national organization focused on advocacy for and implementation of private school choice for parents interested in sending their children to Catholic schools. www.sagamoreinstitute.org/

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: May 2017
  9. Catholic Education Foundation

    $1,000,000 through August 2021

    to support tuition assistance for low-income students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. www.cefdn.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: November 2016
  10. Step Up for Students

    $550,000 through December 2018

    to expand private school choice in the state of Alabama, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Mobile, to include Catholic schools serving low-income students. www.stepupforstudents.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2016
  11. Archdiocese of Los Angeles

    $1,500,000 through June 2019

    to support the development and implementation of a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) network of schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. www.la-archdiocese.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: May 2016
  12. Boston College Trustees

    $75,000 through January 2017

    to support Boston College's National Summit on Catholic Schools and Hispanic Families with the goal of informing policy and practice changes that will lead to more low-income Hispanic families choosing a high-quality Catholic education for their children. http://www.bc.edu

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: March 2016
  13. EdNavigator Inc.

    $550,000 through March 2018

    to provide low income families with access to professional education counsel to help them secure the best possible education available for their children, with an emphasis on enrollment in excellent Catholic schools www.ednavigator.com

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: March 2016
  14. Step Up for Students

    $750,000 through March 2019

    to expand the reach of Florida's tax credit scholarship by creating a partnership with the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops to advocate for legislation to increase scholarship amounts for middle and high school students. www.stepupforstudents.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: March 2016
  15. Drexel Fund

    $1,500,000 through June 2018

    to support the growth of Catholic school networks participating in private school choice programs across the country. http://www.drexelfund.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: November 2015
  16. Loyola Marymount University

    $325,000 through June 2018

    to implement Loyola Marymount University School of Education's Blended Learning Partnership Schools Pilot Program. http://www.lmu.edu

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: November 2015
  17. Alliance for School Choice Inc.

    $2,000,000 through September 2018

    to support private school choice implementation programs which create opportunities for disadvantaged students to attend Catholic schools in five states: Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Ohio. http://www.allianceforschoolchoice.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2015
  18. Empower Illinois

    $300,000 through August 2018

    to advocate for a tax credit scholarship program in Illinois aimed at easing the financial burden of tuition to help middle and low-income families access private education. http://www.onechanceillinois.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2015
  19. Rx for Reading

    $480,000 through May 2018

    to fund an educational design fellowship for Catholic schools through TrueSchool Studio. http://www.riordanfoundation.org/who_we_are/rx_for_reading.html

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2015
  20. University of Notre Dame

    $1,100,000 through August 2018

    to expand aggressively the Notre Dame ACE Academies network of high-performing schools in dioceses where Notre Dame can help increase both number of students served and quality of the educational opportunities through the implementation of private school choice scholarships.  www.nd.edu

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2015