Foundation Grants & Scholarships

2018-19 IMPACT GRANT Program
Please see an overview of our 2018-19 awards in our Fall 2018 FOCUS Newsletter.
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the inaugural funding year for IMPACT GRANTS. For the 2018-19 fiscal year, 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 2019-20 IMPACT GRANT Program will be available on July 1 for eligible Catholic entities.

2019 Welge Scholarship for College Juniors and Seniors from Blair County
Applications for the 2019-20 academic year have been sent to Blair County Parishes.
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 will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019. Besides mail, you may use e-mail ( or fax (814-201-2092).

2019 Welge Application

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