About Grants

St. Anthony's Church, Questa, NM

St. Anthony's Church, Questa, NM

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.

In 2017 we received three large grant proposals totaling $45,000 and 88 small proposals totaling $545,186. We were able to fund 70 grants totaling $417,250 for the 2017 grant cycle. Matching funds of $14,000 were given, through the local committee of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), for two economic development grants. Grants are awarded within the following categories:

Capital Improvement

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.

Catholic Education

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.

Economic Development

Efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of members within a community. Supports the preservation and creation of jobs as well as the maintenance of current and growing incomes.

Faith Formation

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.

Historic Preservation

Assists communities within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe with the maintenance, protection and preservation of church and mission buildings.

Human Services

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.