The Papal Foundation presented its first financial support to Pope (now Saint) John Paul II and the Holy See in April 1990.
Since then, the Foundation has provided over $111 million in grants and scholarships to build the Church, educate and prepare leaders, and care for the most vulnerable people, young and old, around the world.
Our commitment today remains the same as it was in the beginning days: To walk in union with the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church as we bring the love of Christ to a world in need.
April 17, 2015 – Today, in the Sala Clementina, Pope Francis warmly received members of The Papal Foundation’s pilgrimage to Rome. He expressed his gratitude for the hard work and sacrifice that they have offered to help people in need and fund the education and formation of new leaders for the worldwide Church. The Foundation has provided over $111 million in grants and scholarships since its founding in 1988.