Special Granting Opportunities

Supporting our faith is the top priority at The Catholic Foundation. From time to time, the Foundation receives funding from generous donors to provide for special opportunities that our Pastors and other Catholic leaders desire. Currently, The Catholic Foundation is offering two special granting opportunities: The Amazing Parish Conference and Youth Ministry Grants.

Only Pastors and/or parishes in the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio are eligible to apply for these grants.


The Youth Ministry Grants were formed in response to the desire from parishes in the Diocese of Columbus who want to have access to youth ministry programs. In partnership with the Diocesan Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, limited funding through The Catholic Foundation is available to support a new or expanded program. The Youth Ministry Grants have a primary focus on engaging middle through high school-age youth at the parish level and encouraging their continued faith formation.

This 4-Year grant is for a new (or expanded to) full-time Youth Minister based on a $50,000 annual budget for salary and benefits with decreasing levels of support. Parishes will be required to fund the position in its entirety in the fifth year, including a budget plan to sustain the position full-time for 5 years after the grant ends.

Only parishes in the Diocese of Columbus are eligible to apply. For complete details, please read the Youth Ministry Grant Guidelines. If interested, please contact Dan Kurth our Director of Grants and Community Impact at 614-443-8893 or dkurth@catholic-foundation.org.


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