*STAY-AT-HOME ORDER ISSUED BY GOVERNOR POLIS*
In cooperation with Governor Polis’ mandate for non-essential workers to remain at home through April 11, 2020, the staff of the Catholic Foundation will be working remotely. We will be monitoring emails and checking our phones. If you have concerns or need assistance, please leave a message with Steven Chargin, Executive Director, at 719.544.9861, ext. 1131, or Delores Montano, ext. 1132. Thank you for your patience in these trying times. God bless and keep you.
Qualifying Catholic organizations will have the opportunity to fill out and submit an online Grant Application through our website. An Invitation to Apply with instructions has be mailed to parishes, missions and other organizations. Please refer to this document to obtain the application PASSWORD. The Grant Application can be accessed by clicking the GRANTS link in the ribbon above. All applications must be submitted online.
Due to the government mandated temporary shutdown of the Catholic Pastoral Center and the Catholic Foundation offices, the deadline to apply has been extended to April 30, 2020. Please be sure to visit our website for any additional announcements.
The Catholic Foundation looks forward to another successful season providing financial assistance in the areas of faith formation, stewardship formation, religious education and worship throughout southern Colorado. If you have any questions, please contact the Catholic Foundation office at 719.544.9861, extension 1132 or 1131.
A Special Note to All Applicants for the 2020 Cycle: In light of the current turmoil in financial markets, the funds available to the Catholic Foundation for grant awards will most likely be considerably less than recent years. We certainly want to help as many applicants as possible, so please keep this in mind as you prepare and submit your Grant Application. Although we do not have final figures yet, we can reasonably project that it will be difficult to award the full amount of grant requests that are on the high end, i.e., requests in excess of $3,000, so please plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding.
Celebrating 25 Years of Serving the Diocese of Pueblo!
2020 marks the Catholic Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Thanks be to God! Over the past 25 years, the Catholic Foundation has awarded nearly $2,000,000 in grants throughout our vast diocese. Our outreach to the faithful extends from the far western mountains to the eastern plains of Colorado. Last year alone, the Catholic Foundation distributed $134,800 in grant awards to 43 Catholic organizations, including parishes, missions and Catholic schools. In addition, $46,000 was awarded in humanitarian grants to 25 deserving organizations serving the needy, the marginalized and the unborn.
The Catholic Foundation is honored to call itself The Giving Arm of the Diocese. We thank God for the opportunity to help, in whatever small way, those Catholic organizations within our borders as we follow the Little Way of St. Therese. We are ever grateful to our supporters who make our mission possible. Please consider a donation in honor of our 25th anniversary and help continue our legacy of giving for the next 25 years.
Matching Gift Opportunity
To give, please visit our DONATE page to make a credit card contribution and/or access our mailing address. Thanks to the generosity of one of our donors, the first $40,000 in contributions will be met with a $40,000 matching gift– so when you give, your gift is increased. Alleluia!
In the spirit of Hope in the Gospel, and to continue the work of Jesus Christ,
the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation
promotes charitable giving,
manages entrusted resources
and disburses gifts throughout the Diocese.
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Do you shop online? Do you want a portion of your purchase price to support charity? Who doesn’t? When shopping on Amazon, we encourage you to consider making your online Amazon purchases through AmazonSmile.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know- the same products, the same prices, the same service. But when you shop through AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the eligible net purchase price to the public charitable organization you choose from their list. . . and we ask you to choose the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation Inc and help support Catholic parishes and organizations located in southern Colorado.
To ensure a portion of your shopping dollars helps the Catholic Foundation, simply go to:
- Create an account, or login with your Amazon.com credentials.
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When you make your online shopping purchases through AmazonSmile, you will participate in an easy, meaningful way to donate directly to the Catholic Foundation. . . and all you have to do is SHOP and CLICK.
Visit the GRANTS link to view a list of current and past grant awards, plus a listing of humanitarian grant awards made possible through a bequest by the late, Msgr. Howard Delaney.