About Catholic Extension

Who We Are
Catholic Extension is a national fundraising organization committed to supporting and strengthening under-resourced Catholic communities across the United States. Each year, we fund more than 1,000 grants to 86 mission dioceses across the country, totaling approximately $20 million.

What We Do
We provide funding and resources to dioceses and parishes through programs and services investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. This support is given based on need, passion and commitment to the growth of the Catholic faith.

Leadership Development
Recruitment & Training
Young Catholics

Church/Housing Buildings
Diocesan Support

Formational & Educational Ministries
Worship & Faith Resources
Social Outreach

How We’re Unique
Catholic Extension uniquely contributes to the growth and vibrancy of the Church in the United States by strategically investing in under-resourced Catholic communities to unleash the power of faith that transforms hearts and lives and society.

For more information, please visit us at www.catholicextension.org.

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  1. Blessings: My name is Ana Gomez and I am a Youth Leader through Sacred Heart/St. Benedict’s perishes in Hollister, California. The name of our youth group is Hollister Angels Youth Ministry, and we have been in exisitence for over 6 years old. We started with about four youth, and now we have on going attendance an average of 35-40 teenagers; ranging ages from 13-18 years of age. We have a diverse group in terms of family backgrounds. We have high achievers as well as at risk youth.

    We have twenty five youths that have signed up to go to the Youth Congress in Anaheim, California for March 22nd, 2012. Our kids come from low to very low income families, and fundraising has been a real challenge in our community. I will like to see if we can apply for a scholarship to help us take these kids to this wonderful event of worship, and prayer.

    At the Lord’s service,

    Ana Gomez
    Hollister Angels Youth Ministry Leader
    (831) 594-4469

    • Ana,

      Thank you for your inquiry and reaching out to Catholic Extension as a part of this request for financial support.

      At Catholic Extension, our process is to work with a primary contact at the diocesan office in each of the mission dioceses to which we offer support. This helps us to coordinate and communicate so that we can ensure that our grant funding to the diocese is directed to the areas of the highest priority and impact for the needs of each individual diocese, provide an initial screening for our grants systems and guidelines, and determine the request’s place the list of priorities from Catholic Extension for the coming year.

      Our main contact with Catholic Extension in your diocese is Claudia Larraza, who can be reached at (831) 645-2848. We would recommend you reach out to them first, to help discuss and guide the process.

      I hope this helps and thank you again for reaching out and thinking of Catholic Extension! For more information check out http://www.catholicextension.org/grants/ or email grants@catholicextension.org.


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