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Resources to help you increase your fundraising capacity and further your Catholic organization’s mission.


Grants for Catholic Schools: How & When to Pursue Them

Fundraising for a Catholic school is challenging work. Among the difficulties is knowing when and how to look for grants, and understand how grant seeking should fit into your overall fundraising strategy. This blog post will help you determine whether it’s time to look for grants, and how to look for them successfully.

Catholic Philanthropy

Joining a Philanthropy Network: Find Community, Grow Your Impact

If you’re looking for a way to grow your impact, stay inspired in your giving, and connect with peers, you may consider joining a philanthropic network. Here are some benefits and tips for deciding which network is right for you.

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Catholic Philanthropy

Catholic Social Teaching & Philanthropy: An Overview for Funders

Embracing the principles of Catholic social teaching in your funding practices is a powerful way to maximize impact through your mission. This blog offers insights on where to start, whether you have a donor advised fund (DAF) or a large foundation.

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What Is Safeguarding? Everything Grant Seekers Should Know

There is an ever growing need for safeguarding policies (also known as abuse prevention policies) at the organizational level—including charitable organizations and nonprofits. Based on information from FADICA’s Safeguarding Initiative, this blog post explains what safeguarding is, why you should have a policy, and how to get started.

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12 Common Grant Seeking Myths

Do you believe any of these common grant seeking myths? Find out the facts so you can tackle your next grant proposal or fundraising strategy with confidence.

Catholic Philanthropy

Should Funders Have a Formal Grant Application Process?

During COVID, many funders began to change their approach to grantmaking, shifting to become more open and flexible vs formal and structured in their giving patterns and application process. If you are rethinking your grant application process, make sure you weigh these key considerations to make the best decision.


How Faith Based Organizations Can Find Grants Faster

Faith based organizations have long been at the heart of the nonprofit sector, yet grant seeking remains a challenge. Why is that, and what can be done about it? This blog post shares our top tips for faith based and religious nonprofit organizations looking to find funding faster.

Using the Guide

How to Find a “Side Door” to Invitation Only Funders

One common challenge that users of the Catholic Funding Guide encounter is finding a foundation that looks like a perfect match for their cause… only to see that applications are “by invitation only.”