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 Grants Manager at 614-443-8893 or dkurth@catholic-foundation.org.


Once again, The Catholic Foundation will offer grants for Pastors and their team to attend the next The Amazing Parish Conference. This conference will present new and challenging ideas, and guide the parish leadership team in the creation of a plan to make your ministries amazing.

Through partnership with generous donors, The Catholic Foundation is pleased to offer a $3,500 grant to Pastors and up to four of his team members to attend The Amazing Parish Conference on April 25 – 27, 2018, in Dallas, Texas.

This grant is only eligible to Pastors in the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.

In order to receive the grant, you are required to complete an application using the link provided below. Additionally, all grant recipients will need to complete an interim report and a final report showing areas of opportunity and progress made towards the desired outcomes as determined at the conference.

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