Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana to launch new grant initiative

By Todd Brock

Executive Director

Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana

On behalf of our board of directors at The Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana, Inc., I am pleased to announce the genesis of a new initiative that we are hopeful will provide assistance to our brothers and sisters within their ministries in the Diocese of Evansville. 

In 2024, the foundation will begin awarding grants for limited-term projects and programs focused upon the “Four Pillars” of our organization supporting the Diocese of Evansville. In our first year, we will be awarding three grants to total $50,000 toward ministries within:

  1. Parish Support
  2. Catholic Education

III. Social Justice Initiatives

  1. Vocational Assistance

We focus on organizations listed within the Official Catholic Directory, but other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations whose missions are consistent with that of the church may also apply for consideration.

The grant focus and funding must be directed toward Catholic ministries within the 12 counties of our Diocese: Sullivan, Greene, Knox, Daviess, Martin, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer. We typically will not focus on multi-year, emergency or capital/endowment grants. 

An online application will be available for review on Feb. 14 on our website You can also call the foundation offices at 812-424-5536 for assistance or inquiry. We anticipate to announce the award recipients on May 1 for the calendar year.

Our vision at The Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana is to empower Catholics to be the hands and feet of Christ. We are hopeful that by providing funds dedicated to that action ability, we continue to be a valuable partner in creating a vibrant, sustainable, Catholic culture, for our children’s children…

If you have other ideas, or we can be of assistance to you in your ministerial efforts, we are here to serve you, our brothers and sisters.