The staff and local committee of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development
(CCHD) within the Archdiocese of San Francisco would like to inform you that the local grant funding application process is now open. Enclosed, you will find a copy of our local application as well as guidelines and definitions explaining the process and criteria for funding. We encourage applications from throughout the Archdiocese and ask your help in making this known to any and all potential applicants. PLEASE COPY AND DISTRIBUTE THIS APPLICATION PACKET TO INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
The purpose and goal of the local CCHD grant process is to support the efforts of low-income individuals to actively change the economic, social and political structures which are the root-causes of and perpetuate poverty in our midst. Specifically, we aim to provide financial as well as leadership development and technical assistance to newly developed or start-up organization or projects wishing to increase their internal organizational capacity and strengthen their functions.
CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT #
CCHD is the domestic anti-poverty campaign of the U.S. Catholic Bishops designed to be an educational/action program to address the root causes of poverty in our country. CCHD funds are raised through an annual collection each fall throughout the nation. The national funds are disbursed in two ways. 75% of the money collected each fall is sent directly to the national office of CCHD to be awarded to grant recipients whose work
addresses conditions of poverty in specific critical areas such as community organizing and development, economic development, education and economic justice. 25% of this annual collection remains in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to be distributed through this local grant process.
A project will be considered for a grant if:
- It is controlled or moving in the direction of being controlled by low-income people.
- It’s activities and functions aim to remove the structural and/or institutional causes of poverty.
- It is consistent with Catholic moral teaching
** NOTE: However, groups do not need to be Catholic to apply. Please see attached description of Catholic moral and social teaching.
A project will be favored for a grant if:
- It directly addresses economic development issues.
- It serves a segment of the population not served by an existing CCHD funded group.
- The project or organization must benefit a poverty group or other group of marginalized or disenfranchised members of a community.
- Funding will not be considered for projects which can be funded by other monies available from the private or public sector; unless application can demonstrate why these funds are not obtainable from these sources.
- CCHD funds will not be granted to organizations that would utilize CCHD money to fund other organizations.
- CCHD will consider proposals requesting grants of not less than $3,000 and not
more than $10,000. Grants awarded may be less than the amounts requested
- Due to financial limitations and availability of resources, eligibility does not guarantee funding.
- CCHD does not determine funding based on religious/denominational affiliation. However, as stated above, projects must conform to the moral teachings of the Catholic Church
PROJECTS NOT MEETING CCHD GUIDELINES and/or CRITERIA #
- CCHD does not fund direct service projects and/or organizations (ie. day-care center, scholarships, direct clinical services, emergency shelters and other direct counseling programs etc.)
- CCHD does not fund projects controlled by government bodies (federal, state or local).
- CCHD does not fund research projects or survey projects. However, feasibility studies relating to economic development work may be considered.
- CCHD does not fund individually owned and/or for-profit businesses.
|Year||Education in parishes, community organizations and with youth round|
and young adults on justice and Catholic social teaching using the TARGET program model. Resources and presentations available through Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns.
|May||Local committee convenes to discuss local grant process.|
|June 15th||Local CCHD grant applications available through Office of Public|
Policy and Social Concerns
|August 15th||Local CCHD grant applications deadline. Please send attention to: Melanie Piendak|
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Archdiocese of San Francisco
One Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, CA 94109
|September||First review and recommendation meeting by local committee and|
|September 19th||Proposal considered for funding invited to meet with local|
committee for question and answer session. Please mark your calendars.
|October 3rd||Letters mailed to grant applicants awarded funding.|
|December 1st||Grant funding cycle begins.|