Guest Insights | 2019-2020 Mini-Grants Applications

Home » Get Informed » Blog | Words of Hope»Guest Insights » Guest Insights | 2019-2020 Mini-Grants Applications


Mini-grants are available for parish ministry! Apply for support of up to $2,500 for helping our vulnerable brothers and sisters at the parish level through parish programming. Applications are due January 10, 2020. For more information, email Doug Rouse at

Program Description

Summary: Grants of up to $2,500 shall be awarded to projects that serve the poor and vulnerable in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

Purpose: Catholic Charities recognizes parishes and other parts of the community are ministering to the vulnerable all the time. These funds will provide financial support for that work where needed and engage the larger community, with special emphasis on parish communities, in the work of lifting up the poor and vulnerable in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

Funding Priority

Projects that involve the parish community in encountering and bringing dignity to our economically poor and vulnerable people in a direct way. These funds can be used as start-up money for such ministries.

Examples of projects that fit this priority are:

  • Ministry to the elderly, disabled, sick, or homebound (funds could be used for training, to defer start-up costs for a program such as Stephen Ministries or Befrienders)
  • Food and/or clothing distribution (funds could be used to obtain new shelving, refrigeration, or other facility upgrades)
  • Emergency funds


  • Projects must be affiliated with a parish or 501(c)(3) organization
  • Where involving the parish, pastor approval must be sought
  • Recipients must be willing to track the number of people helped with the ministry

Project Advisors

Where appropriate, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado may ask the grantee to seek technical advice from an appropriate source, such as the Community & Parish Engagement and/or Hanifen Center Programs offices.

Deadline for submission of application

Grant application submissions are due by January 10, 2020, to be considered for funding by January 15, 2020.

Download the Application

Dave Sekel is the Chaplain for Catholic Charities of Central Colorado.

Comments are closed.