The Office of Advancement serves as a resource and clearinghouse for all grant requests to foundations/corporations. Parishes/Schools/Diocesan entities, apostolates, departments and programs must consult with the Office of Advancement prior to submitting any grant request. This is done so that the Office can coordinate grant solicitation throughout the Diocese. All grant requests require approval by the Bishop. School grant proposals also require the approval of the Superintendent of Schools.
Notify the Grant Coordinator in the Office of Advancement of the intended grant proposal(s) at least three months in advance of the grant funder’s proposal submission deadline.
Grant Coordinator will verify that the intended proposal(s) are within the Bishop’s priorities and will notify the sender whether to proceed with the proposal.
Complete the Diocesan Grant Proposal Summary form(s) for each grant proposal and return to the Grant Coordinator in the Office of Advancement.
If a letter of support is required from the Bishop, please draft and submit with your electronic file to the Grant Coordinator in the Office of Advancement. She will obtain the proper signature.
Prior to submitting the grant proposal(s) to the funder(s), email a draft electronic file to the Grant Coordinator in the Office of Advancement for review and for preparation of the Bishop’s letter of support.
Email an electronic file of the final grant proposal(s) to Grant Coordinator in the Office of Advancement within one week of submission to the funder(s).
Notify the Grant Coordinator in the Office of Advancement within one week of the notification of the grant(s) being awarded or denied.
For questions and consultation when completing any grant proposal(s), email the Grant Coordinator in the Office of Advancement at .
To educate, motivate and invigorate Stewardship, to garner resources in a fiscally transparent and responsible manner, and to manage and distribute solicited gifts for the immediate and long term needs of the faith community of the Diocese.