Connecting Catholic Organizations with Grant Opportunities

Looking for grants for your Catholic nonprofit organization?

You are in the right place!

Since 1998, the Catholic Funding Guide has been connecting Catholic organizations with Catholic grants and foundations. Our searchable database of more than 2,200 Catholic foundations and funders has resulted in thousands of grants to Catholic organizations.

Purchasing a subscription gives you access to it all.

The Tool Every Catholic Grantseeker Needs

Sometimes fundraising can be a little overwhelming, especially if you aren’t quite sure where to start looking or how to make connections with the right funders. The Catholic Funding Guide streamlines the search process, making it easier to identify foundations with giving patterns that align with your project, and build relationships based on mutual interests and shared goals. 

Successfully Pairing Catholic Nonprofits with Funders

The Catholic Funding Guide is a trusted platform in the Catholic fundraising industry.

Over 2,200 Catholic foundations & funders

Our database include thousands of funders with a wide array of philanthropic interests. With this kind of access at your fingertips, the potential is vast. 

Achieve funding success 

The Guide has led 70% of subscribers to at least one grant award. Feel confident knowing you are equipped with a successful industry tool.

Discover hidden gems

Many of the funders listed in the Guide are difficult to find anywhere else, including some that do not have websites. Whether they do not have websites or remain hidden without exclusive networking, one of these foundations could be the perfect match for you.

Strengthen your expertise

As a subscriber you will have full access to our Knowledge Center, a comprehensive suite of information to assist you in your fundraising journey. Our blog posts will help you stay up-to-date on industry trends and learn skills to develop your craft. 

How to Find Grant Opportunities with the Guide

Not quite sure if The Catholic Funding Guide is the right fit for your nonprofit? Our FAQs can help you decide.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Catholic Funding Guide is a unique tool designed to connect Catholic organizations with funders that align with their mission. Learn more about who we are and how we can help you succeed in your fundraising goals.

The 2,200+ funders in our database have a history of supporting a wide variety of causes, from social services to education to evangelization and beyond. We regularly add new funders, continuing to expand the connections available to our subscribers. There is a very good chance that our list includes funders who support your cause.

While previous grant making is often a good indicator of a grantmaker’s future funding decisions, each and every grantmaker is unique. Each funder follows their own process and timeline for issuing grants, so please be aware that it may take some time before a funder decides whether or not to move forward with your project. Patience and persistence in cultivating relationships along with using the Guide to narrow down your search gives you a great chance of achieving funding.  

No, the Guide does not provide funding nor give grants. The modest cost of the Guide is used exclusively for maintaining and improving our database, as well as developing outstanding resources in our Knowledge Center. As a result, no additional funding is available to support Catholic organizations financially.

We recognize the challenge for organizations outside the US to find funding and are proud to include funders in our database who do have a history of funding international projects. Over 80% of our funders, however, do not have a history of giving outside the US.  We continue to grow our database with the goal of providing more connections to organizations seeking funding.

We obtain our information from a variety of sources, most notably IRS 990 filings. We also have direct relationships with funders who provide their information directly to the Catholic Funding Guide. Many of the funders in the Guide do not have websites, and some are difficult to find through public sources such as Form 990s.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide free access to the Catholic Funding Guide. As an initiative of a nonprofit organization designed to connect Catholic organizations with funders that align with their mission, the Catholic Funding Guide keeps the cost as low as possible to make it as affordable as possible for Catholic organizations. The majority of our subscribers are able to secure one or more grants using our database, which more than covers the initial investment.

“Acquiring grants for rural programs can be challenging. The Catholic Funding Guide helped us connect with the Raskob Foundation – our best match so far.