The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is a unique and successful anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Based on the principles of empowerment and self-help, it provides financial and technical assistance to low-income community groups seeking institutional change in the social, political and economic arenas.
In over a 40-year period, CCHD dollars have funded more than 250 organizations in the diocese that fight poverty.
Funds are raised through an annual collection and through donations from individuals and parishes.
A local advisory committee makes annual funding recommendations to the Bishop.
Grant applications are accepted during January and February each year.
To request a grant application, contact Barbara Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573.635.7719.
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