Since 1995, The Catholic foundation has been utilizing a competitive grant process to distribute a percentage of funds from unrestricted and field of interest endowments.
Every year, we turn down an average of 25% of the grant proposals we receive, because there are always more requests for money than we have in our grant pool. We want to remedy this issue by building up our grant pool in the next 3 years, so our Grant Committee will no longer have to turn down proposals for much needed programs and organizations in our communities.
If you would like to help us grow our grant pool by making a donation to an existing endowment or starting your own endowment, please contact us at 505-872-2901 or visit our Create an Endowment page for more information.
In 2020, we received 22 large grant proposals totaling $486,200 and 80 small proposals totaling $477,155. Below are the 79 large and small grants funded totaling $533,155 for the 2020 grant cycle. Grants are awarded within the following categories:
Supports the extension of the Gospel message through our parishes, schools and organizations in a manner that is accessible to both adults and children. Such teachings should apply to the life experiences of community members, facilitating their formation of a Christian conscience and helping them to live as faithful disciples of Jesus.
Assists in the addition of any permanent structural change or the restoration of some aspect of property that will increase its serviceability and provide a safer environment for a parish, school or organization.
Assists communities within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe with the maintenance, protection and preservation of church and mission buildings.
Any Catholic school that is within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe can apply for a grant. The Catholic Schools System aims to provide a healthy learning environment, modern technology and an up-to-date curriculum that will meet the needs of today’s students.
Works with communities and organizations throughout the Archdiocese of Santa Fe with meeting the basic needs of those who are struggling with poverty, poor health and aging community members.