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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 ››

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 ››

A Catholic Comeback! FIF sees a Dramatic Increase of Applicants

According to Carol Incarnacao-Schirm, Grants Manager, “The Foundation saw a 50% increase in applications for the St. John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation this year.” This is very exciting as we witness a resurgence of Parishes responding to the needs of their Parishioners in offering engaging Faith Formation programs. We would love to fund Read More ››

FIF St. Therese Fund Grantee Spotlight: ChristLife

ChristLife: Knowing, Following And Sharing Christ April 11, 2023 FAIRFIELD—“You bring me souls.” These are the words I hear when I think about the ChristLife program. That is our “soul” purpose to exist. ChristLife is a 21-week program to encounter Jesus, who he is, why we need to know him ever deeper, how we follow Read More ››

Working for Foundations in Faith

Working for Foundations in Faith by Carol Incarnacao-Schirm, Grants Manager Writing about myself does not come naturally to me—I don’t keep a diary and hardly ever journal. But I was asked to give a glimpse into the work of the Foundation from my point of view, which inevitably means writing a first person account of Read More ››