Author Archives: Kelly Weldon

Drum Roll for our 2024-25 Grantees

Congratulations to our Foundations in Faith 24-25 grantees! Over $815,000 was approved for distribution by the end of July. Click Here  to view the full list of 24-25 funded programs.

Foundations In Charity To Merge Into Foundations In Faith

reprint from DOB website June 26, 2024 Mission and financial support to Catholic Charities to remain the same in new organization BRIDGEPORT—The boards of trustees for Foundations in Charity voted this week to merge into Foundations in Faith creating one larger charitable giving organization.  Both 501 C3 organizations have their own board of trustees and have functioned independently, with Read More ››

In Loving Memory

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Nicholas Yanicelli, a cherished board member of Foundations in Faith and a passionate advocate for our retired priests. Nick’s quick smile, dedication, compassion, and tireless efforts have left an indelible mark on our community and the lives of many. Nick was more than just Read More ››

Foundations in Faith First Half of 2024

By Carol Incarnacao-Schirm June is a busy month for Foundations in Faith. In fact, February through July the staff at Foundations in Faith is focused on receiving and evaluating applications, and distributing awards across its nine different funds. First up, the St. Charles Borromeo Fund for Vocations and Seminarians, the St. John Vianney Fund for Read More ››

Foundation in Faith Announces Grants Totaling Over $384,000 for Priests and Catholic Schools

On March 26th, the Foundations in Faith Board of Trustees approved a grant for $223,322 to the Office of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. This is in addition to the $161,600 approved for distribution to support Priests (Office of Vocations, Seminarians, and Retired Priests). This represents a total distribution of $384,922 in General Operating Support Read More ››

Easter – The perfect Time for Foundations in Faith to Announce Grants Supporting the Priesthood

The timing could not have been better! This week, Foundations in Faith, Board of Trustees approved several significant grants to support Priests in the Diocese of Bridgeport. According to Kelly Weldon, the Board takes a holistic, three-pronged approach to enhancing the formation of Priests. The first prong funnels funds into the recruitment and discernment of Read More ››

Application Deadline Has Been Extended to April 5th

Foundations in Faith is extending the Program Support Grant Applications until April 5th. This extension will be for the JPII Fund for Faith Formation, The St. Therese Fund for Evangelization, The Lourdes Fund, The St. Catherine Center Fund, and, the St. John Bosco Fund. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Carol should you Read More ››

Reprint of FFC article by Rose Brennan BRIDGEPORT—Mental health and wellness aren’t the taboo subjects that they once were. But with a growing awareness comes a growing need for services, and sometimes seeking those services can be daunting. However, Foundations in Faith seeks to provide the necessary connections between those services and the people in Read More ››


By Carol Incarnacao-Schirm On February 15, Foundations in Faith opens the window for submitting Program Support Grant applications to the St. John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation. Each year the Foundation welcomes applications from parishes and ministries in the Diocese of Bridgeport for grants up to $10,000. Grant applicants are asked to describe their Read More ››