Foundation Grants & Scholarships

2023-24 IMPACT GRANT Program

Since 2018, our Impact Grant Program has awarded $204,561 in matching grants for causes such as student retreats, technology, youth ministry and parish renewal initiatives. The “fuel” for this initiative is an unrestricted bequest we received in 2017. The ICF Board of Trustees designated it to provide grants. We invest and withdrawal from it as though it were an endowment.

For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2023, this program will make available $46,691 to Catholic parishes and schools within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown for Student Retreats, Parish Renewal/Missions, Adult Catechesis/Encounter, Youth Ministry, and Leadership Training initiatives. The application deadline is 4:00 PM Thursday, August 24, 2023. Impact Grants will be announced in late September and must be spent no later than June 30, 2024.  Please download the Impact Grant Application and optional Resource Guide to begin.

2023-24 Welge Scholarship for Blair County College Juniors and Seniors
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, Tyrone, which has its own scholarship endowment pool).

The Welge Endowment has grown sufficiently for our selection committee 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. The application deadline is 4:00 PM, Wednesday, July 5, 2023.  We will announce scholarship winners on our Facebook page this summer!

Impact Grant Application

IMPACT Grant Resource Guide

Welge Scholarship Application