Apply for CCHD  and Rice Bowl Local Grants before December 5

CCHD (Catholic Campaign for Human Development) CCHD banner 2016b Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) funds projects in our diocese to help people break the cycle of poverty for a lifetime. Typically grants will be made for no more than $1,500. A local committee will screen and recommend projects for funding to the bishop. Click here for the CCHD Grant Application.

Operation Rice Bowl/Catholic Relief Service – Proceeds from ORB support CRS development projects in more than 40 countCRS Rice Bowl Logo CNA US Catholic News 10 17 12ries.  Twenty-five percent of these funds remain in central and southwest Iowa to help respond to needs in the local community.  Projects funded will typically be those dedicated to hunger or poverty alleviation, such as soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and food pantries. Click here for the Rice Bowl Grant Application.

  • Parishes and other groups in the 23 counties of the Diocese of Des Moines can apply.
  • All projects funded must conform to the social teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • The deadline for CCHD and Rice Bowl grant applications is December 5th, 2017.

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or contact Ken Bresnan at or 515-237-5089.

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