Funding Opportunities

Help support religious education, evangelization, Deacons and Priests, seminarians, special needs and senior ministries, Mission Churches and more. Learn more about our nine funds.


Foundations in Faith is the corporate successor to Faith in the Future fund. Learn more about the history of Foundations in Faith and what has led us to this important moment.

Grant Opportunities

Parishes and ministries have the opportunity to apply to receive grants to support programs in religious education, evangelization, as well as other pastoral initiatives and ministries.

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Foundations In Faith

Ensuring the vitality of our church demands immediate and ongoing investments. In our parish ministries, we must increase our evangelization efforts to deepen participation in parish life. Forming young people committed to Christ requires the reimagining of faith formation and the expansion of youth ministry programs. Our seminary must continue to educate and form men for the priesthood, and the church must maintain our commitment to provide for the needs of our retired priests.

In our community, we must continue to show God’s love to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and meet the spiritual needs of the elderly living in nursing homes. Foundations in Faith will empower the Church in Fairfield County to support, strengthen and build collaborations to enrich our varied pastoral ministries.

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Stories and News

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We’ve reached 200 followers! We’re so excited for our online platform to continue growing!
Foundations in Faith is excited to announce its collaboration with NESC on a pilot program to build capacity at our missionary parishes! And special thanks to St. George Parish in Bridgeport for agreeing to pilot this new program.
As we announced yesterday, the Lourdes Fund is officially active! And at our September board meeting, Foundations in Faith approved a grant for each of the three nursing homes under its purview, totaling $32,000. Congratulations!
Big news from the Foundations in Faith board! Last week at its October meeting, the board approved the first grants to be awarded from the Lourdes Fund for Pastoral Care at Catholic Nursing Homes. With this launch, all nine of Foundations in Faith’s funds are now active!
The day is here! If you’re a Diocesan high school student, high school-aged parish youth group member, or young adult Catholic group member, you can now apply for up to $5,000 in funding through the Youth in Action program! Click the link in our bio to learn more or to get started on your application.
When we see a parish or ministry with a truly exceptional idea or need, they become eligible for a mini grant from the St. John Paul II Fund for Religious Education and Faith Formation. And this year, we’ve given away almost $15,000 in mini grants alone. Congratulations!