A program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops since 1970, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development's Grants Program is focused on promoting the mission of Jesus Christ, "... to bring good news to the poor ... release to captives ... sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free" (Luke 4:18).
CCHD funds programs in communities across the United States where people living in poverty join together to identify problems, make decisions, and find ways to improve their lives and neighborhoods. These groups and activities reflect Catholic moral and social teaching on human life and dignity.
As Catholics, we contribute to the CCHD collection because we strongly believe all people are made in the image and likeness of God, and so all life, from conception until natural death, must be respected. To qualify for CCHD funds, applicants must not promote, in any way, activities that violate the dignity of the human person. CCHD is committed to supporting groups of low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities.
To ensure the successful collection of funds in the Archdiocese, you can help: