Catholic Foundation awards $5.3 million in grants to Catholic ministries

GREEN BAY — The Catholic Foundation has awarded $5.3 million supporting Catholic ministries and causes in the areas of education, service, and ministry. Through more than 130 grants, individuals and organizations are supported in inspiring our youth, forming church leaders, and meeting the needs of those struggling in our communities.

For more than 20 years, the Catholic Foundation has been impacting lives within the 16 counties of northeastern Wisconsin which make up the Diocese of Green Bay. During this time, the Foundation has grown to more than $90 million in managed assets and has distributed nearly $40 million to support Catholic schools, parishes and other Catholic organizations.

“Through tuition assistance grants the Catholic Foundation is able to help make Catholic school a reality for many children said Josh Diedrich, Executive Director for the Catholic Foundation. “We support those who are homeless or in need of a helping hand through grants that benefit the critical work of Catholic Charities and St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter in Green Bay.”

According to Diedrich, support of these important programs happen “because of the families who want to make a difference through endowment giving. For this I am grateful.”

Grants and distributions are awarded based on an application process. The next opportunity to submit applications will be in October 2018. For more information about the grants and distributions, please visit www.catholicfoundationgb.org or call (920) 272-8181.