The Papal Foundation has given $9.2 million in grants for 122 projects in 64 countries to support the growth of the Catholic Church and help people in need in developing nations.

The international fundraising organization began in 1990 in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, and since that time it has provided $176.9 million in grants and scholarships to build the church, educate and prepare leaders, and care for the most vulnerable people around the world.

Today it is based in Chester where it continues to serve the pope and the magisterium through the faith, energy and financial resources of donors.

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