Giving Challenge Successes

The Catholic Foundation transitioned its annual Gala into a direct request Giving Challenge in 2021. Through the annual Giving Challenge, 100% of every dollar donated is directed to key areas of ministry through our newly created Community Impact Grant Program. Our 2022 and 2023 Giving Challenge successes are highlighted below.

For information about the Giving Challenge click here.

2022 Successes

In 2022, the Catholic Foundation Board launched the Community Impact Grant Program and made the decision to use proceeds from the Giving Challenge to fund the grants. This program, administered by the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, offers grants to diocesan, parish and school programs Courageously Living the Gospel through:

  • innovative youth ministry and young adult programs
  • evangelization efforts to assist in spreading the Good News
  • serving Christ by serving others
  • supporting families seeking a Catholic school education for their children

The generosity of more than 300 donors raised just over $350,000! Of that, the Foundation granted:

  • $40,000 to establish long-term funds for each of the four funded areas within the Catholic Foundation
  • $200,000 for tuition assistance through the Catholic School Tuition Assistance Grant (CSTAG) Program, helping 365 students and families, in 14 different Catholic Schools around the Diocese
  • Almost $70,000 to 15 parish, school and ministry programs