The Foundation of the Roman Catholic diocese of Buffalo Grant Requests (Non-Stream)

The Foundation awards grants that serve the pastoral, educational, and charitable needs and priorities of the Diocese of Buffalo and its affiliated parishes, schools, and organizations. Foundation grants come from a variety of sources: donor advised funds, designated funds, and unrestricted funds.

To apply for a grant, please review the Grant Guidelines for important information regarding the grant application and deadlines.

In order to complete an application, you will first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), to assure that your project is a good fit. Once your LOI is approved, you will receive an email notifying you that the application is open.

Please note that the FRCDB takes up to 90 days from the application due date to respond to applications.

Our Latest Grant Approval

World Youth Day – Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Orchard Park embarked on a transformative journey with the Multi-Parish World Youth Day Pilgrimage from July 30 to August 8, 2023, in Lisbon and Fatima, Portugal. With 32 pilgrims, including 4 adult chaperones and 28 youth/young adults, the project aimed to foster encounters with Jesus Christ and the global Catholic community.

The pilgrimage surpassed its goals by creating a vibrant community among the participants. Through the Holy Spirit’s guidance, the group formed an authentic Christian community, supporting and ministering to each other throughout the journey. Success was evident in the deep spiritual conversations and impactful experiences shared among the pilgrims. The Foundation is deeply honored and privileged to have supported such a profoundly impactful project, witnessing firsthand the positive ripple effects it has generated within the community and beyond.