Since 2015, The Diocese of Colorado Springs and Catholic Charities have distributed 29 grants totaling almost $48,000 to ministries helping the poor. Most of the grants have been in the area of emergency services or encouraging encounter with the poor through ministry. Funding for the grants comes from Catholic Parish collections to benefit Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. This year nine grants were awarded totaling $11,000:
- Blackbird Outreach – survival gear, give bags, temporary shelter, food and post-housing care baskets for the homeless within Colorado Springs.
- Salida Pregnancy Center – The Center will purchase informational materials to support the Spanish language Earn-While-You-Learn Program which provides education for parents from pregnancy to the early childhood.
- Holy Apostles Catholic Church – Support values, academic and life skills mentorship between selected Sabin Middle School students and members of Holy Apostles.
- Corpus Christi Catholic School – Purchase bilingual materials for family literacy for Spanish speaking families.
- St. Patrick Catholic Church (Society of St. Vincent de Paul) –Supporting children predominantly in single parent families.
- Friends of St. Victor – Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program.
- Tri-Community – Purchase instruments for the music therapy program for vulnerable community members.
- Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission – Urban Experience provides a two-day immersion experience into poverty and homelessness in Colorado Springs for churches and other groups.
- Holy Family Catholic Church – Help families and individuals stay in their homes or apartments and other ancillary needs associated with crisis.