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Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) was created by the U.S. Bishops in 1969 to break the cycle of poverty in the United States.  CCHD has a twofold mandate:  1) to fund low-income controlled projects that will break the cycle of poverty, and 2) to educate Catholics about the root causes of poverty within the context of Catholic Social Teaching.  An annual parish collection occurs the weekend before Thanksgiving and funds national grants.

National Grants

Seventy-five percent of the money collected is sent to the national office to fund two types of grants:  Community Development and Economic Development.  The Eligibility Quiz for these grants is open from September 1 to November 1.  To learn more or to apply, please visit www.usccb.org/cchd.

Online Resources from the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops

“The Eucharist commits us to the poor." ~ Catechism of the Catholic Church #1397

Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of faith or background, by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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