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Grants

CFGP works to support nonprofit organizations and ministries that demonstrate sustainability and impact while aligning with our Catholic faith through grants. We focus on entities serving the five-county greater Philadelphia area, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. CFGP favors projects that receive funding from multiple sources, whether individual or foundation support. The following criteria will be used to process all grant applications:

Sustainability, including organizational strength and credibility, knowledge and experience of personnel and overall financial condition.

Feasibility, including demonstration of need, project objectives and methodology and multiple funding sources.

Impact, including overall effect on community, measurable outcomes and innovation of project concept.

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St. Thomas Aquinas (Philadelphia)

$2,000 grant for live streaming equipment

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St. Ann (Phoenixville)

$2,000 grant for live streaming equipment

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St. Christopher (Philadelphia)

$5,000 for parish evangelization project

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St. Peter Parish (Coatesville)

$2,000 grant for the parish media ministry and media room

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Holy Innocents Parish (Philadelphia)

$2,500 grant for religious education enhancement program

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Our Lady of Guadalupe (Doylestown)

$2,500 grant for live streaming equipment

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St. Helena (Philadelphia)

$5,000 grant for upgrades to ventilation system at the parish

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St. William (Philadelphia)

$5,000 grant for elevator installation at the parish

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St. Raymond of Penafort (Philadelphia)

$5,000 grant to build a handicap ramp at the parish

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St. Vincent de Paul (Philadelphia)

$2,000 grant for live streaming equipment

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St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

$9,825 grant for parish communications in pastoral and apostolic formations

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St. Timothy (Philadelphia)

$2,000 grant for live streaming equipment

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St. Teresa of Calcutta (Schwenksville)

$2,000 grant for live streaming equipment

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St. Hilary of Poitiers (Rydal)

$2,000 grant for the parish's live streaming project

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St. Augustine (Philadelphia)

$2,000 grant for equipment to live stream Mass

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Christ the King (Philadelphia)

$2,000 grant for live streaming equipment

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Deaf Apostolate, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

$6,000 grant for Camp Overbrook

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Maternity BVM (Philadelphia)

$4,376 grant for door video surveillance and alarm system

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St. Athanasius Parish (Philadelphia)

$7,500 grant for COVID-19 response initiative to support the parish and its school

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St. Laurence (Upper Darby)

$5,000 grant for capital improvements to enhance parish safety

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Holy Name of Jesus (Philadelphia)

$2,500 grant for general operating support and emergency electrical upgrades

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Church of St. Kevin (Springfield)

$6,000 grant for metal kneelers in the parish

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Sisters of St. Francis

$5,000 grant for a security system for Assisi House

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St. Martha School

$2,400 grant for technology support and infrastructure

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Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

$5,000 grant for the School's Kairos Retreat Program

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Cranaleith Spiritual Center

$5,000 grant for the Center's Women Veterans Retreat Program.

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Community Center at Visitation

$10,000 grant for general support and operations of the Center and its community programs.

CFGP Staff handing out the School Safety Grant

School Safety Grant (9)

$75,215 was granted out to nine Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as part of a foundation-led school safety initiative.

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St. Veronica School

$2,474 grant for the School’s Remedial Reading Learning Support Center expansion.

Mercy Career and Tech classroom

Mercy Career and Technical High School

$6,898 to purchase AED’s for student safety and career training.

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Our Mother of Sorrows/ St. Ignatius of Loyola School

$8,000 grant for laptops - a part of the School’s Technology Lab renovation.

Three women from the Gianna Center of Philadelphia

Gianna Center of Philadelphia

$6,000 grant for lab materials and medical devices for their newest location in Philadelphia.

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Faith in the Future Foundation

$6,000 for reading materials to support the four Catholic Schools of Special Education within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Four students from Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School

Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School

$5,000 grant to support the school’s Science,Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program.

Four women receiving their CFGP grant

Mothers’ Home

$4,800 grant that purchased bed bug covers, pillows, blankets and baby monitors for expectant mother’s in the organization’s residential program.

Deaf Apostolate summer camp

Deaf Apostolate, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

$5,000 for Camp Overbrook IN SIGN, a local summer camp for deaf and hard of hearing children.

Loading up carts of food at the Montgomery County Family Service Center

Catholic Social Services - Montgomery County Family Service Center

$2,000 grant towards the Center’s Martha’s Choice Marketplace “Shop N Chop” Program.

IHM Center for Literacy receiving their CFGP grant

IHM Center for Literacy

$5,000 to purchase whiteboards for their Farragut Street site.

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Providence Center

$15,000 grant to implement the Power Youth Middle School Program.

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Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP)

$2,750 for ADROP and St. Anthony of Padua School’s after school enrichment program.

Students from Holy Cross Regional Grant receiving their grant

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School

$3,972.50 to help implement a Theology of the Body Program into the School’s curriculum.

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St. Gabriel School

$5,5000 grant for the purchase of a security and surveillance system.

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St. Martin de Porres School

$2,619 grant to support their Extended Day Program.

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Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center

$4,180 grant for the purchase of a microfilm reader printer used for archiving.

Community Center at Visitation with CFGP staff receiving their grant

Community Center at Visitation

$7,500 grant for general operating support.

Children from the Providence Center receiving their grant

Providence Center

$5,000 grant for general operating support.

Students from St. Francis de Sales School out on a dock by the water

St. Francis de Sales School

$13,000 grant to support the School’s SAILOR (Science and Art Innovative Learning On the River) STEM Program at the Independence Seaport Museum.

Little Sisters of the Poor, Holy Family Home

Little Sisters of the Poor, Holy Family Home

$12,500 grant to purchase a new heating system for the nursing home residents.

Community Center at Visitation receiving their grant in the gym

Community Center at Visitation

$5,000 grant for the Center’s Youth Sports Program.

Operating Base Cecilia Logo outside their building

Operating Base Cecilia - Supportive Services for Veterans and Families

$5,000 grant for a private shower and changing area for homeless veterans.

Casa Del Carmen

Casa Del Carmen

$5,000 grant for their on-site Elena Santora Food Pantry that purchased two new refrigerators and one new freezer.