Grant Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in our Grant Opportunities

The Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana has several annual grant opportunities open for our Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools and local community nonprofits each year. These grants are made possible by the generous donors of our Catholic Foundation restricted for a number of different purposes. Below you will find a listing of several annual grant opportunities. Please click the APPLY NOW link for access to our online grant portal. All grants are online through an application process and are reviewed by a committee with board review and approval.

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If you have any questions in regards to a specific grant, please contact our Executive Director, Amy Ponson at aponson@htdiocese.org or 985.850.3116.

Grants Available:

ACTS Retreat Scholarship Fund Grant

Catholic School teachers within the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. The Catholic Foundation is please to provide teachers with an opportunity receive a grant to cover your registration for an ACTS retreat to deepen your faith and encounter Christ. Through the generosity of a beautiful family Catholic School teachers are welcome to receive their registration covered through our new ACTSRetreat Scholarship Fund. Simply Click the link below to apply for funding for the ACTS retreat of your choice. All Catholic Schools teachers within the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, inclusive of Holy Trinity Academy, are welcome to apply for free registration for an ACTS retreat.

Important Dates to Know

Open and Ongoing at all times!

Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Circle Grants

The Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Circle funds nonprofits located within the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux for projects specifically impacting Women, Children and Families. All nonprofits who fit within those categories are invited to submit a Letter of Intent starting December 1st, and the grant committee will review and open of the Grant Process to those approved through the LOI stage.

Important Dates to Know

Letter of Intent Open – December 1, 2023

Letter of Intent Close – January 31, 2024

Awards Reception – May 14, 2024

Nell Talbot Legendre Endowment Grant

The Nell Talbot Legendre Grant awards tuition assistance scholarships to Catholic Elementary Schools within the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, based on need and families impacted. The goal is to help provide funding for families who desire Catholic education for their elementary student but perhaps may need some financial assistance. Funds are not given to families, rather are granted to the individual school and principals are responsible for allocating to families based on financial need.

 

Catholic Elementary School principals are invited to apply for tuition assistance funds for students in elementary schools. Funds are designed to assist families with children in elementary schools seeking a Catholic education but perhaps need financial assistance.

Important Dates to Know

Open – February 1, 2024

Closes – April 5, 2024

Roman Robichaux Virtue Award

Catholic School Leaders are invited to submit nominations for a student(s) for the Roman Robichaux Virtue Award. This award program was made possible by the Roman Robichaux Foundation and aims to honor outstanding students who exemplify virtues within our Catholic schools and church parishes. We are incredibly grateful for the Robichaux Family for creating this endowed award in honor of their beautiful son, Roman Robichaux, who truly was an exemplar of Catholic Virtue. This award will provide invaluable support to deserving students as they pursue their educational goals. Award funds will provide tuition assistance for students in Catholic Schools within the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.

Important Dates to Know

Open – February 1, 2024

Closes – April 5, 2024

St. Augustine Endowment Grant

The St. Augustine Grant was started by Most Rev. Shelton Fabre to award tuition assistance scholarships to Catholic Schools within the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, specifically for student of color. The goal is to help provide funding for students of color who desire Catholic education but perhaps may need some financial assistance. Funds are not given to families, rather are granted to the individual school and principals are responsible for allocating to families based on financial need.

 

Catholic School principals are invited to apply for tuition assistance funds from our St. Augustine Scholarship endowment to provide tuition assistance for children of color within all Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.

Important Dates to Know

Open – February 1, 2024

Closes – April 5, 2024

Fr. Willie Todd Grant

The Catholic Foundation has the great pleasure of managing the Fr. Willie Todd Foundation and their grant process. Each summer, Fr. Todd opens up grants for first Start Up projects and programs within Catholic Churches and Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. Grants are typically awarded in September of each year.

Important Dates to Know

Open – July 29, 2024

Deadline – August 31, 2024