2023-24 Grant Opportunities
The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida is blessed to prudently invest and manage the resources entrusted to us and capably steward those charitable gifts to support the spiritual and corporal needs of the community of the Diocese of Orlando. In each of the past three years, endowment funds held and managed by The Catholic Foundation have provided annual distributions of $2 million. These distributions supported parish operations, seminarian formation, retired priest care, faith formation and campus ministry programs, tuition assistance and scholarship for our Catholic Schools; and addressed community needs including access to food, healthcare, adoption services, housing and throughout Central Florida. The Catholic Foundation Endowment Fund also offers a competitive granting program to lift up the impact of philanthropy on our Central Florida Community. Our current grant opportunities provide for nonprofit support and professional development. We strive to make the granting process as open and clear as possible.
Below is a list of our 2023-24 grant opportunities. We invite applicants to click a grant name to learn more about the grant criteria and access the online application.
|Growing Your Parish Stewardship ICSC Professional Development Grant Funded by The Catholic Foundation Endowment, three scholarship grants will be awarded to attend the 2023 ICSC Conference in Orlando from October 1-4, 2023. This grant is available to those involved with advancing the stewardship of their parish in the Diocese of Orlando.||June 15, 2023||August 15, 2023|
|Central Florida CAP Study Group Nonprofit Executive Scholarship Grant Funded by The Catholic Foundation Endowment and a grant from the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, a limited number of scholarship grants are available to nonprofit executives interested in participating as a member of the 2023 CF CAP Study Group to earn their Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation. These scholarships will be paid directly to the American College of Financial Services.||July 1, 2023||August 1, 2023|
|Catholic Giving Tuesday Grants Funded by The Catholic Foundation Endowment, eight grants will be awarded to diocesan parishes, schools, and ministries who choose to participate in the 2023 Giving Tuesday via CentralFlorida.iGiveCatholic.org. This national day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving brings awareness to the joy of philanthropy and the collective impact of charitable giving on our community.||August 1, 2023||September 1, 2023|
|Fall Event Sponsorship Grants Funded by The Catholic Foundation Endowment, these event sponsorship grants support diocesan organizations as they spread the good news of their ministry, strengthen donor relationships, and raise funds to continue their impactful work. Our Fall grants are available for events taking place between September 2023- January 2024.||August 1, 2023||September 1, 2023|
|Spring Event Sponsorship Grants Funded by The Catholic Foundation Endowment, these event sponsorship grants support diocesan organizations as they spread the good news of their ministry, strengthen donor relationships, and raise funds to continue their impactful work. Our Spring grants are available for events taking place between February 2024 – August 2024.||January 2, 2024||February 2, 2024|
|Marian Essay Contest Grant Sponsored by the Father Frank Zammit Endowment Fund at The Catholic Foundation, the Marian Essay Contest provides students with the opportunity to deepen their devotion to the Blessed Mother and better understand their own role as disciples and stewards of God’s grace. The top three entries qualify for grants which can be used for Catholic school tuition, faith formation/mission trip fees or to be donated to the diocesan parish, school, or ministry of their choice.||March 1, 2024||April 17, 2024|