Grants from the Catholic Foundation
The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson annually awards financial grants to entities within the Diocese of Tucson. These entities all operate under the authority of the Bishop of Tucson and include: Schools, Diocesan Programs, Parishes, and Social Entities.
Grants are made possible by the various donations made to the foundation, including gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal and to the Cornerstone Gala. Your support of the Foundation and its appeals directly impacts the numerous ministries within our Diocese.
To ensure that grants are distributed in a fair and accountable manner, the Foundation has a Grant Committee that reviews each application according to the Foundation’s Mission. Funding recommendations are then made by the committee to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Grant recipients are required to complete a grant evaluation summary to prove that the grants were used for their intended purpose.
Grant applications may be submitted by Diocesan offices, parishes, Catholic schools, Catholic Community Services, and other organizations under the Diocese of Tucson that are in good standing with the Catholic Foundation.
Grant applications must be endorsed by the Moderator of the Curia (for Diocesan offices), Pastor (for parishes), Principal (for Catholic schools), or CEO/Director (for organizations).
Grant applications are limited to one per Diocesan office, parish, Catholic school, and organization.
The Bishop of Tucson and the Catholic Foundation reserve the right to determine which organizations are considered to be under the Diocese of Tucson for purposes of funds distributed by the Catholic Foundation.
Funds requested may not exceed $15,000 and must complete the project. If additional funds are required for such completion, the source of those funds must be identified. If there are funds remaining following the completion of your project/program, they must be returned to the Catholic Foundation.
Grant applications must be for programs, projects, or services that are one-time purchases or activities within the geographical boundaries of the Diocese of Tucson. Administrative expenses, ongoing activities, and salaries will not be considered.
Funds may not be used for debt reduction, direct payment to individuals, events, or to establish a foundation.
Click here to download the 2022 Grant Application. Grant applications must be submitted by December 31, 2021.
Grant applications must be accompanied by relevant proposals/bids/cost estimates and the entity’s W-9. Relevant proposals/bids/cost estimates must be from qualified vendors/contractors.
Please complete and return the Grant Summary Evaluation after you have spend your grant funds and/or the project has been completed.
Please attach to the Grant Summary Evaluation how the grant benefitted your parish, school, or community. If possible, provide a thank-you note or letter from someone who benefitted from the grant and include digital photos.
The Grant Summary Evaluation, notes, and photos may be send to:
Katheryn Hutchinson, Program Manager for Grants
Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson
192 South Stone Avenue, Building 2, Tucson, Arizona 85701