Mission/Giving Statement: The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the US Catholic Bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education.
Grantmaking Program Areas: Community Organizing; Economic Development
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
Community Organizing: Focuses on supporting low-income led community organizations that bring individuals together and train them to identify and challenge policies and structures in their communities that perpetuate the cycle of poverty.
Economic Development: Focuses on supporting Economic Development Institutions (EDIs). EDIs are typically community-based organizations and businesses that create just workplaces, provide good jobs and develop assets for low-income people that are owned by families and communities. EDIs supported by the CCHD have structures that promote low-income leadership and ownership.
Type of Funding/Funding Restrictions: CCHD does not determine funding based on religious/denominational affiliation. Although, the activity for which funding is requested must conform to the moral and social teachings of the Catholic Church. Multiple year funding is available. See website for more information and additional funding restrictions.
Application Instructions: All new applicants must submit a Pre-Application form. Pre-Application forms are available under the drop-down menu of the particular grantmaking program area.
Notes: You are strongly encouraged to contact the local CCHD Diocesan Director/s in the diocese(s) where your activities are located. There are directors in Gallup, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. See http://www.usccb.org/cchd/director.shtml#NM.