Help & Support
Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How do I create an account?
Accounts are created by subscription only. Order a subscription using the link below.
Subscriptions automatically renew for your convenience. Ten days prior to your renewal date, you will receive an email notifying you of the subscription renewal.
Transfer susbcription to another person
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 email@example.com then she could transfer her subscription to anyone else with an @stmarysbytheseaside.org email address.
Change my email address
Please contact customer support to change your email address. Support tickets may be created by logging in to the Guide and by clicking on “Contact Support” in the main menu on the left.
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You may cancel your subscription at any time by logging in and accessing “My Account.”
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Can more than one person use the same account?
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About the Guide
What information is provided through the Catholic Funding Guide?
The Guide contains profiles of funders with a track record of funding Catholic organizations and projects. Each profile provides the funder’s name, contact information, financial data, how to apply (if available), and funding interests.
How often is the information updated?
Subscribers can count on continuous updates on the Catholic Funding Guide. Moreover, new information like address changes are incorporated into the database as received and verified. New grantmakers are added as editors qualify them for inclusion in the Guide.
Why do you include grantmakers who do not accept solicitation?
When the designation “does not accept unsolicited applications” appears on a grantmaker’s profile in The Catholic Funding Guide Online, it means that the funder has checked a box on p.10 of their tax return form 990. There are many reasons a grantmaker may do this, from a stipulation in their bylaws or simply to lower the number of applications they receive. We make the effort to include grantmakers that check this box because often this changes from year to year, and because a particular grant seeker may wish to cultivate a relationship with them regardless. If a funder seems right for you in other respects — geographic focus, special interests, etc. — we recommend researching them further and contacting them directly to see if they would be open to an application for your specific project.
Are foundations the only category of funders in the Guide?
The Catholic Funding Guide Online provides a range of grantmaking sources including church-based agencies such as those under the sponsorship of the U.S. bishops, religious orders, the Vatican, Catholic healthcare systems, fraternal groups, international Catholic funding agencies and more.
What is the source of the information for the Guide?
Researchers for the Catholic Funding Guide use public records, including IRS Form 990 for grantmaking organizations. Some information is gathered through printed annual reports, websites and updates from grantmakers. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy.
Who created the Catholic Funding Guide?
The Catholic Funding Guide was created by FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities), a Catholic, nonprofit, philanthropy membership organization. Learn more about FADICA.