Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ.

To learn more about the CCHD, visit their website here.

The CCHD Local Grant Application process is open February through March.

To obtain a local CCHD grant application, contact Maggie Walsh, Social Justice Coordinator and CCHD Diocesan Director, at or 616.340.1824.

Deadline to apply for a grant is March 30, 2018.

CCHD Grand Criteria and Guidelines

CCHD Local Grant Funding Assessment

Annual CCHD contributions to support community organizations are made possible by Catholics throughout the United States who contribute to CCHD each year. To qualify for CCHD funds, applicant organizations must not promote, in any way, activities that work against Catholic values. CCHD’s grants to local anti-poverty efforts are screened, awarded and monitored in close partnership with local Catholic dioceses. CCHD grants to groups in a local community require the explicit approval of the bishop of that diocese.