Foundation Grants & Scholarships
2019-20 IMPACT GRANT Program
The 2019-20 Impact Grant Applications are due by 4:00 pm, Friday, August 30, 2019.
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the second funding year for IMPACT Grants. Last year, the Grants Committee awarded $34,368.00 to 24 Catholic organizations. Once again, eligible Catholic entities within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown include diocesan ministries, parishes, elementary schools, high schools and service organizations. These matching grants are intended to support initiatives focused on (1) leadership training for clergy and lay leaders, (2) evangelization, (3) worship, (4) youth ministry, (5) faith formation, (6) security and (7) renovations. The Grant Committee will give priority to clergy/lay leadership training and evangelization initiatives.
New this year is a “Grant Resource Guide” that the committee developed to help inspire pastors, administrators and parish council members. It includes many resources of best practices that are being implemented in Catholic dioceses and parishes throughout the United States. Perhaps our matching grant can help you transform your faith community?
Please download the Application and the Resource Guide shown below.
2019 Welge Scholarship for College Juniors and Seniors from Blair County
The application deadline for the 2019-20 academic year has passed. We will announce scholarships winners in July.
This year, the Foundation intends to award three $500 scholarships to college students who (1) are enrolled full-time in an accredited institution of higher education, (2) will be entering their junior or senior (third or fourth) year with (3) demonstrated financial need, and (4) are members in good standing at a Roman Catholic Parish in Blair County excluding Saint Matthew Parish in Tyrone which has its own scholarship program. Applications were accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019.