Grant opportunities

For home mission, growth & expansion and capital needs

Through the generosity of the parishioners of our archdiocese, we have 4 different endowment funds that will support a twice-annual grant awarding process.  This grant process is jointly administered by the Finance Office and the Office of Stewardship and Development of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Twice a year (spring and fall), the parishes, schools and agencies of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis have an opportunity to apply for grants which will be available from the following 4 endowments:

  1. Home Mission Endowment Fund – used to support parishes and schools that qualify as home missions;
  2. Growth & Expansion Endowment Fund – used to support ministry growth and expansion initiatives throughout the archdiocese in our parishes, schools and agencies
  3. The James P. Scott Endowment Fund – made possible by a very generous gift by James P. Scott to be used to support capital needs in the archdiocese. These funds are typically awarded in the form of a 50/50 matching grant
  4. Queen & Divine Mercy Endowment Fund – made possible by a very generous gift by Rev. Elmer J. Burwinkel to promote devotion to the Queenship of Mary and to the Divine Mercy of Jesus

Combined grant applications are due to the Archdiocese for the 2 grant allocation periods on April 30th and October 31st each year. Although grant award amounts vary significantly depending on the nature of the projects, typical award amounts are in the $20,000 to $40,000 range. (See the summary of the combined grants for the fiscal year 2022-23)

For more information, please see the executive summary and the combined grant application below:

If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Harris at or 317-236-1535.

Indianapolis Education Assessment 6th Bucket

In an effort to reduce assessments for our parishes, we have eliminated the previous funding source for these grants. These grants are no longer available.

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