The Catholic Foundation awarded $1.1 million to 22 local schools, churches and community organizations during its 2022 spring grant ceremony on April 28.
Funded by the Foundation’s unrestricted Philanthropy Fund as well as funds established by individuals and families to carry out their charitable goals, the grants will support various projects including HVAC replacements, facility renovations, senior services expansion, tuition assistance and technology upgrades for school classrooms. Irving’s Holy Family Catholic Academy received tuition assistance.
"We are grateful to both our board and our donors for all they do to help The Catholic Foundation support local churches, schools and nonprofit organizations through these grants,” said Matt Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “Each spring and fall, The Catholic Foundation provides grants to fund crucial projects that allow us to facilitate charitable giving and philanthropy in our community.”
Twice per year, The Catholic Foundation distributes community grants to local Catholic churches and schools and nonprofit organizations. Grant requests are reviewed by the Board of Trustees’ Distribution Committee, followed by documented site visits by Trustees through which the recipients and funding amounts are determined.
Over time, The Catholic Foundation has provided more than $247 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. In 2021, The Catholic Foundation awarded 2,400 grants totaling more than $21.5 million.
The tuition assistance recipients received funding from the Louise Emma Buhrer Endowment Fund and the Dorothy Irving Memorial Fund. The 2022 spring grant recipients are as follows:
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC CHURCH: HVAC Repair (Partial funding from The Mary Anne Woods Charitable Endowment Fund)
BISHOP DUNNE CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Technology Upgrade and Tuition Assistance (Partial funding from The Thomas W. Weinzapfel Endowment)
CATHEDRAL SHRINE OF THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE: New Roofing
CATHOLIC CHARITIES DALLAS: Case Management Software (Partial funding from the Thomas John Uhl Fund)
CATHOLIC CHARITIES DALLAS – BRADY SENIOR SERVICES: Senior Services (Funding from the Louise Emma Buhrer Endowment Fund)
CATHOLIC CONFERENCE AND FORMATION CENTER: Window Replacement (Partial funding from the Bernard (Brian) Bradley Endowment Fund)
GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Tuition Assistance
HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC ACADEMY: Tuition Assistance
HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC PARISH: Church Expansion
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Tuition Assistance
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Asbestos Abatement (Partial funding from the Joe & Hazel Fechtel A/C Fund)
MOUNT ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Tuition Assistance
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Security Fencing (Partial funding from the William & Mary Jane Jaspersen Fund)
SAINT PAUL CATHOLIC CLASSICAL SCHOOL: Reception Area Renovation and Tuition Assistance (Partial funding from the Jean & Archy M. Roper, Jr. Fund)
SANTA CLARA OF ASSISI CATHOLIC ACADEMY: Tuition Assistance
ST. BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Tuition Assistance
ST. CECILIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Security System and Tuition Assistance (Partial funding from The Osborne Family Endowment Fund)
ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Tuition Assistance
ST. MARY OF CARMEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Tuition Assistance
ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL – SHERMAN: Tuition Assistance
ST. PHILIP AND ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC ACADEMY: Tuition Assistance
UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CENTER AT UT DALLAS: Building Renovation