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our-grants.png <p>North America</p><ul><li>Mexico</li><li>United States</li></ul> <p>Eastern Europe</p><ul><li>Estonia</li><li>Georgia</li><li>Greece</li><li>Kazakhstan</li><li>Lithuania</li><li>Romania</li><li>Russia</li><li>Serbia</li><li>Slovakia</li><li>Ukraine</li></ul> <p>Western Europe</p><ul><li>Italy</li><li>Norway</li></ul> <p>Asia</p><ul><li>Bangladesh</li><li>India</li><li>Mongolia</li><li>Myanmar</li><li>Sri Lanka</li><li>Thailand</li><li>Vietnam</li></ul> <p>Africa</p><ul><li>Angola</li><li>Benin</li><li>Burundi</li><li>Cameroon</li><li>Congo</li><li>Egypt</li><li>Ghana</li><li>Guinea Conakry</li><li>Ivory Coast</li><li>Kenya</li><li>Liberia</li><li>Tanzania</li> <li>Togo</li><li>Tunisia</li><li>Uganda</li><li>Zambia</li></ul> <p>The Middle East</p><ul><li>Iraq</li><li>Jordan</li><li>Syria</li></ul> <p>The Caribbean</p><ul><li>Haiti</li><li>Tobago</li></ul> <p>South America</p><ul><li>Argentina</li><li>Bolivia</li><li>Brazil</li><li>Colombia</li> <li>Ecuador</li><li>Paraguay</li><li>Peru</li><li>Uruguay</li></ul> <p>Central America</p><ul><li>Costa Rica</li><li>El Salvador</li> <li>Guatemala</li> <li>Honduras</li><li>Nicaragua</li></ul> <p>The Pacific</p><ul><li>Philippines</li></ul>

Recent Grants

The Papal Foundation has awarded support to over 100 programs and projects so far in 2015. Grants and scholarships have totaled $15,000,000 as of yet, and reach around the world.

Eastern Europe
The Middle East
Central and South America
The Caribbean
The Pacific

Western Europe and North America
The Vatican

Eastern Europe

  • Estonia  – $70,000
    Subsidize pastoral work by the Apostolic Administration of Estonia
  • Hungary – $18,325
    School Sisters of Notre Dame -Repair and stabilize the structure, drainage system damaged by extreme weather
  • Latvia  – $55,958
    Fund operation of the Riga Catholic Gymnasium
  • Montenegro  – $100,000
    Complete the construction of St Peter’s Cathedral
  • Russia  – $55,800
    Expand the existing pastoral center of “Verbum Dei” Fraternity
  • Serbia  – $100,000
    Renovate and construct offices for the Int’l Bishops Conference of St Cyril & Methodius
  • Serbia  – $28,400
    Expand the printing office for the Archdiocese to improve sustainability
  • Slovakia  – $ 33,630
    Complete the insulation of the Crisis Center and equip with furnishings
  • Ukraine  – $70,000
    Install solar paneling for the Monastery of the Holy Family in Hoshiv
  • Ukraine  – $100,000
    Renovate the Church and parish house and construct a pastoral center
  • Ukraine  – $100,000
    Create and equip the Museum of Martyrs of the 20th Century in Eastern Europe
  • Ukraine  – $86,196
    Help to fund reconstruction of the Major Theological seminary


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The Middle East

  • Turkey – $45,000 
    Complete the renovation of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Lourdes in Anatolia


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  • Angola – $100,000
    Construct a church and pastoral Center in Cacula
  • Benin – $100,000
    Build a high school for the Diocese of Parakou
  • Burundi – $40,000
    Subsidize staff salaries at St. Francois d’ Assise (Anti-Malaria) Center
  • Burundi – $65,000
    Construct a Philosophy House of Formation for the Carmelite Fathers of Déchaux
  • Burundi – $83,938
    Expand the Center for the Formation of Laity in Archdiocese of Bujumbura
  • Burundi – $35,367
    Build a formation center for the Apôtres du Bon Pasteur et de la Reine du Cénacle
  • Cameroon – $81,290
    Build the formation house for the Missionaries of St Francis de Sales
  • Cameroon – $46,250
    Purchase a tractor and rototiller for the Diocese of Batouri
  • Cameroon – $100,000
    Construct a technical college operated by the De la Salle Brothers in Douala
  • Central Africa – $100,000
    Purchase laboratory equipment for the Children’s Hospital of St Peter Celestino V
  • Congo – $81,925 
    Build a rural nursery-kindergarten school for the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres in Mvouti
  • Eritrea – $90,700
    Subsidize the cost of furnishing the Bishop’s Curia and elderly priests’ residence
  • Ethiopia – $14,720
    Help to fund a multi-purpose social hall in Yero Walla Zone Catholic Center
  • Ethiopia – $100,000
    Help build the St John Paul II Integrated Socio-Pastoral Center
  • Ethiopia – $20,000
    Fund a skills training program for disadvantaged girls and young women
  • Gabon – $22,703
    Construct a center for pastoral and biblical formation in Diocese of Liberville
  • Ghana – $50,000
    Help to purchase medical equipment for the HopeXchange Medical Center for Saint Joseph Parish
  • Ivory Coast – $100,000
    Refurbish a former retirement home to become Redemptoris Mater Seminary
  • Kenya – $100,000
    Equip and furnish a retreat and conference center in Diocese of Mueang’a
  • Kenya – $90,590
    Build a convent for the Daughters of Jesus the Good Shepherd in Diocese Kitui
  • Kenya – $100,000
    Construct living quarters for Benedictine sisters at the Monastery of Tamu
  • Malawi – $19,200 
    Fund a two-year pastoral program on Catholic Social Teachings
  • Nigeria – $38,775
    Construct a nursery/primary school in the village of Odo-Olooyo
  • Rwanda – $100,000
    Complete the Divine Mercy Amphitheater in the Marian Formation Center 
  • Rwanda – $100,000
    Build a convent for the Banyatereza Sisters in the Diocese of Kibungo
  • Rwanda – $100,000
    Construct a pastoral center in Runda, Diocese of Kabgali
  • Senegal – $100,000
    Construct a church and presbytery for the new parish of St John Paul II
  • Tanzania – $30,000
    Complete construction of the Ongoing Formation House for youth in the Diocese of Moshi
  • Tanzania – $100,000
    Fund the first phase of construction of the Diocesan Curial Offices in Kigoma
  • Tanzania – $ 97,500
    Construct curial offices for the new Diocese of Bunda
  • Togo – $75,000
    Help construct a new church for the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Togo – $100,000
    Build a medical center for HIV/AIDS patients, especially for infants and children in Diocese of Dapaong
  • Uganda – $ 67,000
    Build a chapel for the students at the Muni National Teachers’ College in Arua
  • Uganda – $ 28,700
    Build a chapel for the students at St John Mary Vianney Community School in  Fort Portal
  • Uganda – $ 71,920
    Furnish classrooms, offices, library, and computer lab at University of the Sacred Heart in Gulu
  • Zambia – $ 119,000
    Construct a facility to house seminarians at St Dominic National Major Seminary in Lusaka
  • Zambia – $100,000
    Build a dormitory for Poor Clare Sisters, Monastery of St Mary of the Angels in Lusaka
  • Zambia – $16,750
    Renovate the Kitwe Jesuit Community House in Kitwe
  • Zambia – $100,000
    Construct a TV studio and purchase equipment for the Episcopal Conference
  • Zimbabwe – $50,000
    Construct a chapel for the University of Zimbabwe in Archdioces of Harare
  • Zimbabwe – $5,000
    Subsidize the Lay Formation Program of Holy Trinity College in Archdiocese of Harare


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Central and South America

  • Argentina – $75,000 
    Renovate and enlarge the curial offices of the Diocese of Quilmes West
  • Argentina – $36,315 
    Educate two interns and three physicians in the Creighton Model Fertility Care Method
  • Argentina – $ 75,000
    Build a new monastery for the Holy Cross Monastery in Cienaga de Allende
  • Argentina – $100,000
    Complete construction of the parish church of San Juan Diego Cuauhatlatoatzin
  • Argentina – $100,000
    Build a sport stadium adjacent to the parish Church for children and young adults in Buenos Aires
  • Brazil – $90,300
    Add an auditorium and five rooms onto the current Curia building in Salgueiro
  • Brazil – $100,000
    Purchase a house with space for fifteen seminarians to study at the Catholic University in  Patos
  • Brazil – $74,400
    Purchase materials for flooring and restroom facilities at the Seminary in Caruaru
  • Colombia – $12,200
    Replace the altar bread machine at the Visitation Monastery of Santa Mariá in diocese of Málaga
  • Colombia – $ 100,000
    Help renovate the parish church of San Rafael in Pizzaro
  • Colombia – $74,400
    Construct the Chapel and bell tower of the Monastery of Jesus, Maria and José
  • Guatemala – $100,000 
    Build a House of Formation for the Novices in the Congregation of Marta y María
  • Guatemala – $100,000
    Build a trade school for young people in San Miguel Petafe for the Somaschi Fathers
  • Honduras – $75,000
    Build an educational residence in Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa for adolescent boys from rural, indigenous families
  • Peru – $100,000
    Support the works of Centro de Obras Sociales (COS) y Maternidad de María
  • Peru – $100,000
    Build Nuestra Señora de los Andes Major Seminary in Prelature of Sicuani
  • Peru – $100,000
    Complete and equip the bakery/pastry shop to provide job training for the disabled in Tacna y Moquegua
  • Peru – $29,262
    Develop a catechetical program for the Prelature of Ayaviri
  • Suriname – $ 26,700
    Renovate the Presbytery of St Bonifacius Church
  • Venezuela – $27,931
    Purchase equipment for the operation of a parochial radio station
  • Venezuela – $ 30,000
    Sustain the daily operations of the Catholic newspaper, Diorio Católico in San Cristóbal


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  • Bangladesh – $100,000 
    Expand St Joseph’s Adivasi Junior High School to the high school level
  • Bangladesh – $100,000 
    Construct a two-story hostel for indigenous girls studying at Corpus Christi High School
  • Bangladesh – $ 92,139
    Build a student/faculty canteen at Notre Dame school in Mymensingh
  • India – $90,536
    Build a parish church at Limdapura in the State of Gujarat
  • India – $ 62,500
    Build the centenary memorial parish hall for Church of St Francis Xavier in Alleppey
  • India – $53,425
    Fund measures to stabilize St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School
  • Malaysia – $100,000 
    Subsidize the completion of a Church for the parish of St Ann in Archdiocese of Kuching
  • Myanmar – $100,000 
    Support the work of the Agency for Basic Community Development to work in the flood-devastated Chin Land Region
  • Pakistan – $100,000 
    Support work with the poor by the Sisters of Loretto in Faisalbad
  • Sri Lanka – $ 17,480
    Renovate the Sacred Heart Chapel of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary
  • Thailand – $50,000
    Build Sts Peter & Paul Parish Church in Diocese of Kalay
  • Timor-Leste – $100,000 
    Build a new school for the parish of Nosso Senhora do Rosario de Oecusse
  • Timor-Leste – $100,000 
    Construct a student hostel/dormitory for the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Maliani


The Pacific

  • The Philippines – $100,000
    Build the St Joseph Freinademetz Novitiate House of Formation in Lipa
  • The Philippines – $100,000
    Complete construction and fund maintenance of the Antique Medical Center in San Jose de Anitque
  • The Philippines – $56,180
    Construct a ten-room dormitory for the Poor Clare Monastery of St James


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  • Cuba – $100,000 
    Provide financial assistance for Padre Felix Varela Institute of Ecclesiastical Studies
  • Haiti – $50,000 
    Construct a Passionist Seminary and Chapel
  • Haiti – $100,000 
    Build a residence, office space, and meeting rooms for Ste Thérèse de Derrière-Fort Parish
  • Puerto Rico – $50,000 
    Subsidize the education of seminarians of the Piarist Fathers, Province of the US. & Puerto Rico
  • Trinidad – $50,000 
    Purchase a residence for the elderly of the Living Water Community
  • Trinidad – $100,000 
    Construct an auditorium for St Martin’s Secondary School
  • Virgin  Islands – $100,000 
    Support Catholic Schools and Catholic Charities in the Diocese of St. Thomas
  • West Indies – $75,000 
    Repair and renovate the Presbytery of St Patrick’s Cathedral for senior priests

Europe and North America

  • Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Nigeria – $100,000
    Subsidize cost of the Pan-African Conference on Human Trafficking organized by the Christian Organizations Against Human Trafficking
  • Geneva – $64,729
    Subsidize lodging for two interns for two years at Permanent Mission of the Holy See   
  • Great Britain – $ 76,100
    Fund training of four seminarians of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
  • Rome – $160,000 
    Subsidize the education of students from developing countries at John XXIII International Cultural Center
  • Rome – $43,200 
    Subsidize language study programs for Religious and Priests at Pontifical Universities 
  • Rome – $100,000 
    Support the development of educationall programs for the prevention of abuse of
    minors at the Centre for Child Protection at Pontifical Gregorian University 
  • Rome – $60,000 
    Expand JPII Institute on Marriage & Family to Lebanon, Zambia, Korea, Colombia and the Philippines  
  • Rome – $70,000 
    Subsidize seminar courses, guest speakers and other activities at JPII Institute on Marriage & Family 
  • Sweden – $100,000 
    Construct a church for the Chaldean refugees in Södertälje  


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  • Holy See – $100,000
    Assist with the Holy See’s Strategic Communication Office of the Vatican



  • Apostolate Militaire International (AMI) – $6,000
    Subsidize the International General Assembly and Annual Conference in Santiago de Compostela
  • Caritas in Veritate International – $99,548
    Subsidize outreach to persecuted Christians and refugees in Iraq
  • International Catholic Legislators'Network (ICLN) – $100,000
    Help to fund the expansion of the ICLN in the Western Hemisphere with emphasis on education and spiritual formation
  • International Catholic Nurses & Medical Social Assistants Asssociation (CICIAMS) – $7,000

    Subsidize CICIAM’s work with the United Nations, Council of Europe and others  
  • International Catholic Society for Girls (ACISJF) – $18,500
    Develop programs to aid teenage mothers and to assist migrants develop life skills  
  • International Catholic Rural Association (ICRA) – $7,000

    Fund activities to draw attention to the problems of world hunger, the just distribution of food and training leaders in agriculture
  • International Coordination of Young Christian Workers (ICYCW) – $33,550
    Subsidize “Work Is the Way: Giving Young People Hope and Responsibility for their Future” Conference
  • International Federation of Catholic Men (ICCM) – $6,000

    Provide financial assistance to delegates from developing countries  
  • International Movement of Apostolate in Independent Social Milieus (MIAMSI) – $7,000

    Support the on-going work of the MIAMSI and preparations for the Int. Forum on dialogue, peace and reconciliation
  • Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) – $7,000

    Support activities of the JESC to advance human rights, freedom and solidarity
  • Mustard Seed Communities International (MSCI) – $35,000

    Help fund the formation of twelve missionaries in Jamaica and Zimbabwe
  • Pax Romana (ICMCS) – $8,500

    Fund continued activities in evangelization and human rights  
  • Pax Press Agency  – $86,100

    Subsidize the audio & visual documentation service of the work of the Holy See at the U.N. Geneva and the work of the Catholic inspiried NGO
  • Scalabrini International Migration Institute – $45,000 

    Subsidize the work of raising concern about millions of people on the move in Africa  
  • World Catholic Association for Communication (SIGNIS) – $12,000

    Subsidize operational costs and to promote culture of peace in light of the Gospel  
  • World Union of Catholic Teachers (WUCT) – $12,900

    Support general activities of WUCT to promote Gospel values in education
  • World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO) – $8,000

    Promote the presence, participation and co-responsibility of Catholic women in society and the Church
  • International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE) – $100,000

    Financial assistance to defend the rights and dignity of the child


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