Bishop Conlon speaks about the value of CCHD


listen to podcast


Watch a short video on our local CCHD ministry


U.S. Bishops Respond to Scurrilous Attack on CCHD


read letter


Report on the Review and Renewal of CCHD


USCCB - Review and Renewal - The official statement and video



Local CCHD Funded Groups

Read about our grant recipients for 2013-14


To understand how the Catholic Campaign for Human Development program helps people break out of the cycle of poverty, meet Mary. View Video


Additional videos and materials telling the story of CCHD - about CCHD


CCHD Poverty Tour


Take CCHD Poverty Tour


CCGD Poverty Quiz


Take CCHD Poverty Quiz



Grant application: Criteria and Guidelines


Grant application: Download the application - Click for application as PDF or Click for application as Word document




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How Does the CCHD National Grant Funding Process Work


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     Catholic Campaign for Human Development



Grant Application and Award Process

Annual Collection





The Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education. The grants and education for justice program of the Campaign, implemented in collaboration of with local dioceses, is supported by the annual collection received each November.


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Grant Application and Award Process


Step One: Determine if your organization is qualified by reviewing the following criteria and guidelines. If after reading the criteria you have questions about the criteria and/or your organization's qualification, please contact us.


Step Two: If your organization meets the criteria and guidelines then complete and mail the grant application by March 1. Click HERE for a grant application. You will need Adobe Reader. You may also download it as a Word document.


Step Three: Organizations will be notified of their initial qualification. Those eligible will be scheduled for an interview by our review committee.


Step Four: Organizations will receive notification of their final status by June 1. Grants will be awarded in July.


If you have questions or need assistance email us at Be sure to include your contact information, including phone and mailing address.


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Annual Collection

Catholic parishioners are the principal source of CCHD’s funds. The CCHD collection is held annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving.


To ensure the successful collection of funds in the diocese, you can help by doing the following:

  • Explain CCHD to members of your parish and urge them to give generously.
  • Make sure the promotion materials and envelopes are distributed.
  • Invite a member of the parish social justice committee or a representative of a funded group to speak for 3-5 minutes at the Sunday masses in order to tell the story of CCHD.
  • We can assist you in promoting the collection in your parish or answer any questions about CCHD. Simply email us at Be sure to include your contact information, including phone and mailing address.

Materials for the collection are available from the national CCHD site.


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