In 2019, as a direct response to the Archbishop of Detroit’s message in Unleash the Gospel, the Catholic Foundation was called upon to create the Spirit of Innovation granting fund.

The Spirit of Innovation Grant called for Catholic parishes, schools and organizations in the archdiocese to develop, launch and grow new initiatives, ministries and approaches that share the Good News with all, forming joyful missionary disciples. 

This year’s Spirit of Innovation Grant was awarded to St. Clare of Montefalco Parish School community for their Unity in Diversity project. The focus of the project is to bring various communities that exist within the school and parish together to unite them around acknowledging and celebrating their differences through diversity and inclusion training and intervention.

Learn more about this inspired project by watching the video below. You can also click here to listen to a podcast interview with St. Clare Montefalco Pastor Fr. Andrew and Principal Ann Crowley and Richard Lane, a member of the Foundation Grant and Impact committee, as they talk about the Unity in Diversity grant.