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70% obtain at least one grant award

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1,800+ funders interested in Catholic causes

“The Catholic Funding Guide is a timely and insightful source of the country’s foundations and funders that support organizations that foster Catholic Social Teaching and programs that advance the mission. We at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa find this a “go to” resource and appreciate the efforts the developers take to include timely updates and solid contact and funding opportunity logistics.”

Patricia Cunningham,

Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa

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Need additional funding, but not sure where to look for funders who share your values? With the Catholic Funding Guide, it’s easy to pinpoint funders who may be interested in your work. Our searchable database contains more than 2,100 funders of Catholic causes. Robust search functionality enables you to find relevant results quickly and easily.

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Amplify, a feature of the Catholic Funding Guide, allows you to post projects for funders to review. Simply share a project title, three sentence “elevator pitch,” expected outcomes, and some basic organizational information, and it will be shared with funders aligned with your Catholic values.

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  • 24/7 Access for 365 days
  • Curated list of over 2,100 Catholic funders
  • Funder contact names, application deadlines, funding interests
  • Save a list of favorite funders
  • Save search criteria to rapidly conduct future searches
  • U.S. and International based funders
  • New funders added monthly
  • Email, chat, and phone support

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Subscriptions are transferrable within the same institution. The person receiving the subscription must have an email address from the same domain as the current owner of the subscription. For example, if Bridget from St. Mary’s Parish has an email address bridget@stmarysbytheseaside.org then she could transfer her subscription to anyone else with an @stmarysbytheseaside.org email address.

Frequently Asked Questions

Amplify is a feature of the Catholic Funding Guide designed to streamline the connection between funders and grantseekers. Grantseekers post projects in need of funding, and funders search and review projects for ones that match their interests. Funders can then communicate directly with grant seekers who post projects on Amplify.

Catholic organizations submit projects in need of funding. Funders can search by area of interest, location, and more to find projects of interest, and then reach out to Amplify can automatically email you when a new project aligns with your interests. When funders identify a project of interest, they can reach out directly to the organization for more information, or to invite them to apply for a grant.

The 1,800+ 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, we do not. The modest cost of the Guide is used exclusively for maintaining and improving our database. 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.

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