Foundation Grants & Scholarships

2022-23 IMPACT GRANT Program

In the first four years of our matching grant program, 47 parishes, schools and Catholic social service organizations have received $149,560 for evangelization, student retreats, technology, youth ministry and parish renewal initiatives.

For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2022, only Catholic parishes and schools within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown are eligible to submit one application each for our matching grants. The Board refined the categories of support to include Student Retreats, Parish Renewal/Missions, Adult Catechesis/Encounter, Youth Ministry, Leadership Training and Evangelization. The Grant Committee will carefully screen applications that encourage active, engaging formation of faith lives. Apply wisely!

2022-23 Welge Scholarship for College Juniors and Seniors from Blair County
Established in 1995 by Adelaide (Heverly) Welge’s niece and nephew-in-law to celebrate her commitment to higher education, the Welge (WELL-ghee) Scholarship Endowment Fund provides financial assistance to college juniors or seniors registered at a Blair County Catholic Parish (other than Saint Matthew Parish, which already has a substantial scholarship program).

For the first time in the history of the Welge Endowment, our selection committee will be able to grant four $500 awards this summer. Awards will be mailed to schools as a credit on each student’s account.

Welge Scholarship applicants are: (1) members of a Blair County Catholic Parish (excluding St. Matthew); (2) junior or senior undergraduate students enrolled at any accredited college or university; and, (3) in need of financial assistance. Please complete and return the application no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2022.  We will announce scholarship winners on our Facebook page this summer!

Impact Grant Application

IMPACT Grant Resource Guide