For Funders

The Catholic Funding Guide
is a Great Tool for Funders

Connect Directly with Great Catholic Organizations

View projects from Catholic organizations, ask questions and offer feedback. Grant funding directly, or invite organizations to apply

Find Opportunities to Collaborate with Other Funders

Search by diocese, areas of interest, location, asset amount, and more

Why Choose the Catholic Funding Guide

A Project of FADICA

The leading Catholic philanthropic peer network

Reliable

35 years helping Catholic nonprofits find funding

Vast Network

Thousands of people have used the Guide to connect with funders

“Access to the Catholic Funding Guide allows Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota to provide alternate potential funding sources when we ourselves are unable to fund an organization with a purpose benefiting the Catholic community at large. It’s very easy to use.”

Meg Payne Nelson,

Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota

Find New Ways to Fulfill Your Mission

With Amplify, you can search and review initiatives proposed by Catholic nonprofit organizations, discovering new ways to make an impact and forming new relationships with great organizations.

Filter By:

  • Geographic location
  • Interest area
  • Populations served

Discover New Funding Partners

The Catholic Funding Guide’s database contains more than 1,800 funders who support Catholic organizations. This searchable resource provides contact information for funders who aren’t easily accessible otherwise, uncovering opportunities for new partnerships and joint funding ventures.

Filter By:

  • Geographic location
  • Interest area
  • Populations served

Monthly Subscription

FREE
  • Claim and edit funder profile
  • Limited to view 3 funders search results
  • Knowledge Center
  • Amplify - view projects needing funding

Annual Subscription

$ 199
/year
  • Claim and edit funder profile
  • Knowledge Center
  • Amplify - view projects needing funding
  • Find potential funding partners
  • Save lists of funders

Annual Subscription

FREE
  • 24/7 Access for 365 days
  • View projects submitted by Catholic organizations
  • Respond to organizations regarding their projects
  • Search the database for like-minded funders
  • Connect with potential funding partners
  • Email, chat, and phone support

Frequently Asked Questions

The Catholic Funding Guide has helped Catholic organizations connect with funders for more than 35 years. The Guide is a project of FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities), the leading philanthropic peer network serving as a catalyst for a vital Catholic Church, Catholic ministries, and the common good.

The 1,800+ funders in our database have a history of supporting Catholic organizations with 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.

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.

The Catholic Funding Guide is a great way for funders to connect with great Catholic organizations, expand your reach, cut down on grant applications that are not a good fit, and grow your funding network.

Funders can claim their profile in our funder database to provide grantseekers with updated contact and grant information. Providing updated information helps grantseekers determine if and how to reach out or submit a proposal. It also enables funders to search for other funders who may be interested in partnering.

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. 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. 

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