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    Grant to Build New Catholic School

    By Kelly Medinger


    Announcing our $1 million grant to support urban Catholic education in Baltimore

    Our Board of Trustees has awarded a $1 million grant to the Archdiocese of Baltimore, payable over three years, for the construction of a new Catholic school on the westside of Baltimore City.


    This marks the first new school the Archdiocese has built in Baltimore in 57 years.  The school will serve students in grades pre-K – 8 and will advance the educational mission of the Church to provide young people a pathway to a better life grounded in virtue and faith. 


    “This is an important project for the Archdiocese and an important project for the City.” shares our President, Patrick Rodgers.  “As longtime supporters of Catholic education, it’s something that the Knott Foundation is also pleased to support.” 


    Our founders, Marion and Henry Knott, were devout Catholics, and the Foundation has honored their faith by prioritizing our giving to Catholic organizations, including schools.  In the past five years, the Foundation has awarded approximately $4.5 million to more than 55 independent and archdiocesan Catholic schools. 


    “This singular grant of $1 million represents an extraordinary commitment for the Foundation,” states Patrick.  “We believe in Catholic education, we believe in Baltimore City, and we look forward to the opening of the new school.”