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.
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
National office: Catholic Campaign for Human Development