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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20-21 Grants & Awards
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Stories and News

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Patrick Turner, SFX Chair and FIF Board Member has put together a must hear program about our youth and Faith.  Must Tune In!
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!
The Saint Catherine Center plays a vital role I supporting members of our community with developmental disabilities. And thanks to a grant from Foundations in Faith, it’ll also be home to a brand new wheelchair-accessible van. Congratulations!
June was a great month for the St. John Paul II Fund for Religious Education and Faith Formation. But it was an even better month for the 15 ministries who received grants from the fund from Foundations in Faith. Congratulations!
The Saint Therese Fund supports evangelization efforts throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport. And Foundations in Faith was able to award $33,000 from the fund to two of these efforts at its June Board meeting. Congratulations!
The Saint Charles Borromeo Fund for Vocations and Seminarians is vital for those discerning religious life. And in March, three lucky ministries received grants from the fund to support their work. Congratulations!
Taking care of our retired clergy is extremely important. And with the help of the Saint John Vianney Fund for Retired Priests, we can make sure they get the help they deserve, especially at homes like Queen of Clergy. Congratulations!