The project must focus on evangelization of the Catholic faith and fall within one of the following five categories:
1. Direct Evangelization
2. Preparation of Evangelists
3. Catholic Schools
4. Mass Media
5. Capital Expenditures
The Foundation typically awards approximately $10-12 million to Catholic non–profit organizations worldwide. Awards are up to $1,000,000.
· Applicants must be Catholic organizations as recognized by the Catholic hierarchy of Rome.
· Funding is provided for one (1) year only. Priority is given to financially-distressed, underdeveloped areas.
· Eligible applicants must submit a Letter of Request providing a brief description of the project, beginning and ending dates, who will administer the project, the cost, and why it is needed and what the project will accomplish.
· All requests and supporting documentation must be in English and requested amounts must be in U.S.($) currency.
· Applicants outside of the United States must identify a fiscal agent within the United States.
· Requests from Catholic organizations outside of the United States must provide a fiscal agent, listed in the United States Official Catholic Directory, who is willing to accept responsibility in the distribution of funds.
· Once the Letter of Request has been approved an application will be provided.
· The application must be completed within 90 days of the date of the Foundation's application cover letter.
· All applications are reviewed by the Grants Committee and final decisions are made by the Board of Directors at the annual meeting scheduled the last Saturday in February of the following year.
· Applicants will be notified of the Board's decision by the end of March.
For more information and application guidelines, visit: Koch Foundation Grants Website