February 2023 Grant Awards

Announcing our most recent grant recipients in Catholic activities, education, health care and human services

We are pleased to announce that 17 organizations received over $850,000 in our February grant cycle.

Catholic Activities

  • Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS): $50,000 to support their Student Leadership in Catholic Formation program located at Towson University
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps: $30,000 to support the general operations of their Baltimore-based programming, linking young people who are committed to putting their faith in action with local nonprofits serving communities in need
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi: $45,000 to support a memorial project to honor and reflect the mission, history, and values of the Franciscan Sisters of Baltimore, founders of St. Elizabeth School and the Franciscan Center of Baltimore
  • St. Augustine Church: $27,000 to support the replacement of the front stairs at this parish based in Williamsport; one of three parishes comprising the Pastorate, The Catholic Parishes of South Washington County
  • St. Timothy Catholic Church: $101,127 to support capital improvements at this vibrant and growing parish located in Walkersville


  • Dyslexia Tutoring Program: $55,000 to support the general operations of this specialized tutoring program providing services free-of-charge to low-income children and adults with language-based learning differences
  • Improving Education: $45,000 to support the expansion of this early childhood literacy program’s work into additional Catholic Charities supported Head Start sites throughout Baltimore City
  • The Loyola School: $115,000 to support (re)construction work enabling this high-quality tuition-free school to expand their mission from pre-K to pre-K through grade 4
  • St. Maria Goretti High School: $80,000 to support the acquisition of transportation to better serve the student population attending this Archdiocesan Catholic high school in Hagerstown

Health Care

  • Community Free Clinic: $45,000 to support general operating costs associated with the Community Mental Health Care Center serving as a safety net provider for Washington County residents who are uninsured
  • Gilchrist Hospice Care: $50,000 to support charity care hospice services for patients in need at Gilchrist Center Baltimore located in the Waverly neighborhood

 Human Services

  • Caroline Friess Center: $45,000 to support operational costs for this organization’s tuition-free career and life skills educational program serving unemployed and underemployed women in Baltimore
  • Fuel Fund of Maryland: $15,000 to support energy assistance to single-parent households through the newly launched Power of One program
  • Heartly House: $45,000 to support the general operations of this Frederick County based nonprofit providing comprehensive services, free of charge, to survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse
  • The Light House: $20,000 to support the implementation of a Landlord Engagement Strategy with the goal of increasing permanent housing opportunities and decreasing the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County
  • Living Classrooms Foundation: $35,000 to support the general operations of Project SERVE, a community service and job-training program for unemployed and disadvantaged adults in Baltimore City
  • Partners in Care Maryland: $50,000 to support the general operations of the Anne Arundel County site supporting the independence of older adults ages 60+ through service exchanges and community building