July 22, 2016

Biannual grants are awarded to parishes, schools and archdiocesan agencies

Criterion staff report

During the spring of 2016, more than $477,500 was awarded in grants to parishes, schools and agencies in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

The grants, awarded twice a year, are made available through the St. Francis Xavier Home Mission Endowment Fund, the Growth and Expansion Endowment Fund and the James P. Scott Endowment Fund. These grants were made possible through the generosity of archdiocesan parishioners, who set up the endowments.

The grant process is jointly administered by the archdiocesan Finance Office and the Office of Stewardship and Development.

Grant applications are due to the archdiocese for the two grant allocation periods on April 30 and on Oct. 31 each year.

The grants awarded for the spring of 2016 are as follows:
 

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission Fund; $40,000 for rectory renovations.
     
  • St. Anthony Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission Fund; $60,000 to reconstruct the bell tower.
     
  • Good Shepherd Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission Fund; $9,045 for church front entrance and to install a handicap ramp.
     
  • SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish, Greenwood; Growth and Expansion Fund; $21,200 for Early Learning Center projects.
     
  • SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish, Greenwood; James P. Scott Fund; $5,000 for church thermostat controls.
     
  • St. Joan of Arc Parish, Indianapolis; James P. Scott Fund; $20,000 for school technology improvements.
     
  • St. Mary Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission Fund; $115,000 for church roof repairs.
     
  • St. Philip Neri Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission Fund; $10,000 for fencing around playground.
     
  • St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Bedford; Home Mission Fund; $13,689 to install fire alarm.
     
  • St. Paul Parish, Bloomington; Growth and Expansion Fund; $5,000 for camera equipment.
     
  • St. Mary Parish, Greensburg; Growth and Expansion Fund; $8,200 for servers and routers for school technology.
     
  • Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood; James P. Scott Fund; $15,000 for audio-visual equipment for Madonna Hall.
     
  • Prince of Peace Parish, Madison; James P. Scott Fund; $10,000 for parking lot repairs.
     
  • St. Mary Parish, Mitchell; Home Mission Fund; $10,296 to install fire alarm.
     
  • Richmond Catholic Community, Richmond; Growth and Expansion Fund; $14,018 to purchase audio-visual equipment.
     
  • St. Mary Parish, Greensburg; Home Mission Fund; $6,995 to install security cameras at school.
     
  • St. Nicholas Parish, Sunman; Growth and Expansion Fund; $16,391 for Chrome books, carts and projectors for school.
     
  • St. Peter Parish, Franklin County; Home Mission Fund; $8,875 for carpeting in the church.
     
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Terre Haute; Home Mission Fund; $40,000 for church parking lot, sign and poles.
     
  • Catholic Charities Bloomington/Becky’s Place; Growth and Expansion Fund; $5,000 for computers and office equipment.
     
  • Catholic Charities Terre Haute; Growth and Expansion Fund; $10,122 for food safety training program.
     
  • Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School, Indianapolis; Growth and Expansion Fund and James P. Scott Fund; $25,000 for school communication system.
     
  • Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis; James P. Scott Fund; $8,750 for school parking lot repairs.

(For information on how to apply for the grants, log on to www.archindy.org/finance/grant.html, or contact Stacy Harris in the Finance Office at sharris@archindy.org, or by phone at 317-236-1535 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1535.)

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