The Catholic Foundation of Michigan’s 2018 Summer Grant Workshop was an outstanding success! 38 participants gathered at Grosse Pointe Wood’s Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church on July 12th, representing a wide variety of Catholic parishes, schools and nonprofits from around southeast Michigan for an informative breakfast and learning session.

The workshop introduced the Catholic Foundation, provided tools and resources on grant writing and shared tips for organizations applying to the Catholic Foundation’s 2018 competitive grant process.

Prior to the workshop 43% of participants felt competent and confident in grant writing. After the Catholic Foundation of Michigan’s workshop 100% of participants felt prepared and confident to complete the 2018 Catholic Foundation Grants.

Angela Moloney, President and CEO of the Catholic Foundation said, “The goal of the Catholic Foundation is to inspire Catholic philanthropy in our area. We have found that many Catholic organizations can benefit to learn the basics of grant writing in order to increase mission critical funds.” Moloney was pleased with the impressive turn out and said, “The Catholic Foundation is happy to be a resource for such faithful ministries in our area. The Foundation will continue to have similar educational events in the future.”

The Catholic Foundation of Michigan inspires charitable giving and assists generous donors in providing for the long-term needs of Catholic parishes, schools, ministries and nonprofit organizations in southeast Michigan. The goal of the foundation is to serve as the center of Catholic philanthropy, while helping donors ensure their investments are aligned with Church teaching.

Ben DeGarmo, Brenda Cornish, and Yvonne Graves take a break during the grant workshop.

The Catholic Foundation of Michigan is an independent nonprofit, endorsed by the Archdiocese of Detroit with its own governing board. Dedicated to collaborating with donors, the Catholic Foundation will create meaningful and lasting impact by supporting the social outreach of the Church, its parishes and schools.

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