Catholic Campaign for Human Development
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ “… to bring good news to the poor … release to captives … sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free.” (Luke 4:18)
The belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to CCHD. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.
To learn more about the activity of CCHD and for more information about relieving poverty in America please visit the Catholic Campaign for Human Development national website.
The National Needs Collection (usually taken up in November) includes collection for CCHD. Thank you for your generosity!
When the Catholic bishops of the United States established the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in 1970, they mandated the Campaign fund “such projects as voter registration, community organizations, community-run schools, minority-owned cooperatives and credit unions, capital for industrial development and job training programs, and setting up of rural cooperatives.” Today, CCHD can point to hundreds of CCHD-funded organizations which have grown to extend great influence in their communities for the common good. CCHD is committed to supporting organizations led by low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities.
To learn more about the grants process, please visit the CCHD Grants website.
GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS
- Download and save the PDF File to your desktop. Open and click on Fill & Sign to fill out the application.
ORANGE COUNTY GRANT RECIPIENTS
NATIONAL GRANT 2014-2015 LOCAL RECIPIENT
Deacon Jim Merle, CCHD Coordinator for the Diocese of Orange