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Grants Awarded

2023 Cycle Two

The following organizations were awarded grants from the CPPS Heritage Mission Fund in Cycle Two of 2023. We wish them every success in the accomplishment of their goals in serving God’s people. Click on the organization names to visit their websites.

Affecting Community Transformation dba Oasis House
Project: Safe House Management and Beyond
Organization Mission: To offer hope and support to women survivors of sexual exploitation and trauma by promoting healing, empowerment and restoration through Christ’s unconditional love, teaching practical life skills and advocating in a transformational process.

Africa Exchange
Project: Change for Children – Sisit Water Development
Organization Mission: Africa Exchange creates partnerships with marginalized rural communities in Kenya to enhance local capacity, protect vulnerable children and preserve fragile environments.

Ai Tam Educational Organization, Inc. (ATEO)
Project: Education For Underserved Students
Organization Mission: Ai Tam Educational Organization, Inc. (ATEO) believes that education is the key to success. We commit and dedicate ourselves to giving opportunities for education, promoting lifetime learning, and fostering individual responsibility, especially for underserved children and families in remote communities in Vietnam, strengthening families, and empowering persons.

Be Concerned, Inc
Project: Customer service upgrade
Organization Mission: Deeply committed to honoring and upholding the dignity of all, Be Concern helps Northern Kentucky residents obtain food and other necessities of life.

Bethany House Services
Project: Family Stabilization for Women and Children Experiencing Homelessness
Organization Mission: Bethany House Services’ (BHS) mission is to empower homeless and at-risk families with the solutions to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency. BHS offers comprehensive services in a trauma-informed care environment to families experiencing homelessness. BHS strives to meet the immediate needs of every family member while in shelter and also to provide families with the skills, knowledge, and support needed to establish a stable home.

Call to Freedom, Inc
Project: Comprehensive Services to Victims of Human Trafficking: Youth Prevention and Navigation
Organization Mission: Call to Freedom (CTF) brings wholeness to all individuals impacted by sex and labor trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation by navigating a healing path through our continuum of care model.

Care and Share of Crookston, Inc
Project: Care and Share of Crookston, Inc. : homeless shelter, soup kitchen, food shelf
Organization Mission: Care and Share of Crookston, Inc. is a regional shelter that provides hospitality, support services and hope to those in need.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of Faith Court #2604
Project: Continuation of the Rehabilitation of Malongwe Dispensary
Organization Mission: Catholic Daughters of the Americas strive to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.

Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition
Project: Preparing Catholic ministers to accompany those affected by incarceration
Organization Mission: The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) promotes ministry to all people affected by incarceration and detention. We recruit, train, support and empower those called to this ministry. We strive to create a more just and merciful criminal justice system that upholds the dignity of every human person and advances restorative justice.

Center for Conflict Resolution
Project: Breaking Cycles of Violence Program
Organization Mission: The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) helps people solve conflict by providing: a safe, structured, and positive environment where individuals can choose understanding over escalating conflict; processes that empower people to resolve, manage and transform conflict in their lives and; training that imparts the skills and tools that are necessary to create peaceful solutions and restore relationships.

Changed Choices, Inc
Project: Changed Choices Client Programming
Organization Mission: As followers of Christ, we empower current and recently incarcerated women to achieve lasting, positive change through programming and personalized mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual support. Changed Choices exists so that women who have experienced incarceration lead restored lives marked by healthy decisions, self-sufficiency, and contribution to their communities.

Christ in the City
Project: 2024 Summer of Service Program
Organization Mission: Christ in the City is a Catholic non-profit with a dual mission of forming missionary disciples and serving the poor, especially those experiencing homelessness.

City Care
Project: City Care’s Homeless Services Program
Organization Mission: City Care exists to do the work few others are willing to do. We believe in the intrinsic value of every person. It is with love and compassion we advocate for the overlooked in our community. We provide food for the hungry, relief for the hurting, and hold space for the complete restoration of lives that have gotten off course. With enough endurance, we witness firsthand remarkable stories of transformation. City Care inspires those willing to look social injustice and extreme poverty in the face and empowers them to do whatever it takes to create change.

Congregation of Sisters of the Charity of the Incarnate Word
Project: Ultrasound scanner to aid in the diagnosis of patients in Community Clinic in Perú
Organization Mission: The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI) is a Congregation founded by immigrants to serve the diversity of people of our borderlands region—originally in Texas and then in Mexico and beyond.

Crayons to Classrooms
Project: Teacher Resource Center – Program Enhancements and Expansion
Organization Mission: Our mission is to provide and distribute school supplies at no cost to teachers of students in need within the Greater Dayton area.

Dismas Ministry
Project: Pastoral Outreach to Inmates
Organization Mission: Since its founding in 2000, Dismas Ministry’s (DM) mission has been to advance the spiritual rehabilitation of incarcerated men and women who seek God’s love and forgiveness and to connect or reconnect with the Catholic Church. Many of these prisoners are poor, poorly educated, and have suffered from some from some form of abuse and addition. They desperately need special pastoral care and a pathway to hope. It is known that change and seeking a positive path through a solid spiritual foundation can serve as a springboard to improvements in other aspects of a prisoner’s life. To aid their journey, DM provides, free of charge, Bibles, prayer books, and other Catholic faith formation resources in English and Spanish.

EcoLogic Development Fund
Project: Expansion of Community-Led Conservation of the Landscape in Northern Honduras
Organization Mission: EcoLogic Development Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1993, works to empower rural and Indigenous peoples to restore and protect tropical ecosystems. We currently work in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras in some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. EcoLogic builds partnerships with rural and indigenous-led organizations and helps them identify, evaluate, and prioritize their conservation and natural resource needs. In each of our community-powered conservation projects, we support our partners in gaining access to what they need most to restore and conserve the tropical ecosystems where they live and on which they rely for basic necessities and well-being, thereby improving their livelihoods.

Ecuador Quilt, Inc
Project: Building Homes for Impoverished Families in San Pablo, Ecuador
Organization Mission: Ecuador Quilt, Inc. works with, and for, some of the most impoverished children and adults of Ecuador to improve their lives through financial and humanitarian support, including housing, education, food, and health services. In collaboration with local Ecuadorian residents, other U.S. individuals and organizations, and in concert with programs of the government of Ecuador, our work is non-profit, non-sectarian, and apolitical.

Good Neighbor House
Project: Dental & Medical Clinic Operations
Organization Mission: Empowering healthier communities by fostering the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of our neighbors.

Good Samaritan Foundation-Dayton
Project: Good Samaritan Chapel
Organization Mission: The mission of Good Samaritan Foundation-Dayton is to inspire philanthropy to enhance the health and well-being of the greater Dayton communities and the healthcare professionals who care for them.

Hannah’s Treasure Chest
Project: Home for Good Capital Campaign
Organization Mission: The mission of Hannah’s Treasure Chest (HTC) is to enrich the lives of children in need.

Horizon Community Engagement Corporation / DBA Horizon Prison Initiative
Project: Capacity Building Initiative
Organization Mission: Horizon’s mission is to transform people who are incarcerated, to transform prisons and communities. The goal is to break cyclical incarceration and its social impart, by guiding participants through a character reformation-based program & providing tools for successful reintegration into society upon release. One in three individuals return to prison within three years.

House of Hope of the Pee Dee
Project: Supporting Dreams
Organization Mission: House of Hope is a Christ-centered community providing hope by serving the needs of men, women and children facing homelessness.

Joseph’s Home dba Joseph & Mary’s Home
Project: Mary’s Home Capital Project
Organization Mission: Joseph & Mary’s Home (JMH), a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, envisions a time when all people receive the care they need and have a safe home where they can remain healthy and housed. JMH provides a nurturing, caring environment for adults without resources who have acute medical needs, helping them heal and rebuild their lives.

Lahai Health
Project: Mobile Medical Clinics
Organization Mission: Providing quality and compassionate health care to the under-served showing Christ’s love to everyone. Lahai provides medical, dental, and mental counseling healthcare to low income and uninsured people.

Logistic Assistance for Migrant People LAMP
Project: Provision of Legal Assistance to poor immigrant community in North West Ohio
Organization Mission: To provide Light to those in the darkness of Immigration and Displacement. To offer Caring Assistance and Guidance toward Asylum, Work Permits, Green Card, U-VISA, and American Citizen-ship. To provide Social Services of Food, Clothing, and Short-term Housing.

Maasai Water Project (HUMANCULTURE)
Project: Widow Family Independence
Organization Mission: We work to preserve the life and culture of African and Indigenous people, especially remote societies.

Madonna Mission
Project: Building Capacity – Madonna Mission ESL Program
Organization Mission: Madonna Mission provides education and resettlement support programs for refugee families serving primarily women and elementary school children. The organization was formed to provide a safe space in a compassionate, supportive environment for refugees. We provide hope away from home and we empower through education.

Maple Tree Cancer Alliance
Project: Maple Kids
Organization Mission: Maple Tree Cancer Alliance’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals battling cancer by providing a unique, individualized exercise oncology model and nutrition education as part of cancer treatment and rehabilitation. Responding to a critical need, Maple Tree has an established partnership with Dayton Children’s Hospital implementing a pediatric exercise oncology model with child cancer patients and their families, offering not only individualized exercise oncology sessions, but also family workshops. Through a firm commitment to ensure our services are accessible to those who are the most vulnerable and face economic challenges, our services are free to all cancer patients and their families.

MARC Mississippi Association for Returning Citizens
Project: Bridges for Successful Reentry
Organization Mission: MARC’s mission is to create a support system for inmates and the formerly incarcerated to help them break the cycles of incarceration and poverty through accountability, collaboration, building resources, and discovering opportunities.

Matrix Lifecare Center DBA Bravely Women’s Health
Project: Community-Based Women and Children’s Healthcare
Organization Mission: Bravely Women’s Health exists to provide education, support, and resources that empower individuals to make life-affirming decisions before, during, and after pregnancy.

Medical Mission Adventures
Project: Glendale Free Eye Clinic
Organization Mission: Medical Mission Adventures (MMA) provides free, high-quality medical, dental, and ophthalmic care with pharmaceutical services to the underserved of Southern California, many of whom are below 200% of the poverty line and may not otherwise afford care. With mobile medical clinics and a new, permanent eye clinic location, we care for vulnerable individuals, including those facing homelessness and disability, the elderly, children, and undocumented immigrants

Miami Valley Nonprofit Collaborative
Project: Leadership Development Support for Faith-based Nonprofits in 2024
Organization Mission: With a belief that stronger nonprofits build a stronger community, the mission of the MVNC is to communicate, convene, and create resources that build the capacity of nonprofit agencies and the effectiveness of those who work in them. Serving those who Serve, we serve all levels of nonprofit professionals and board members with high quality yet affordable, accessible training programs We offer opportunities for area nonprofits to connect, share experiences, learn together and explore partnerships.

Microfinancing Partners in Africa
Project: Kawangware Children’s Family Center Project
Organization Mission: By providing grants for the strengthening and expansion of microfinancing programs in Africa, MPA empowers those living in extreme poverty to lift themselves up with dignity through access to services and education.

Northlands Rescue Mission
Project: Substance Abuse Therapy Connections for the Homeless
Organization Mission: The purpose of Northlands Rescue Mission is to empower people experiencing homelessness, housing instability, or food insecurity to live more stable lives.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Henderson Kentucky, Inc DBA Marsha’s Place Pregnancy Resource Center
Project: Providing Free Clinical Care to Mothers with Crisis Pregnancies
Organization Mission: To see our community value every human life from conception as a gift from God. We advocate for the value of every human life, equip families to flourish, and share the good news of life in Jesus Christ.

Project Yaqeen, Inc
Project: Project Yaqeen Food Aid and Skills Training Program
Organization Mission: Project Yaqeen operates in the rural districts of Jalalabad and Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan, offering humanitarian assistance with a specific focus on reaching widows, orphans, and the disabled who lack a support system or the means for earning a livelihood. Our program, directed at eradicating hunger and malnourishment, involves food distributions inside a school safe zone to documented community members with a verified need.

Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development
Project: Brain & Body Integration Program for Children
Organization Mission: The Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development’s Mission Statement: To offer those with special needs the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential utilizing individualized neurodevelopmental, neuroeducational and wellness programs. To offer the general community the opportunity to increase their well being utilizing a variety of services within the wellness program

Robins Nest Children’s Home
Project: Operational Support for Robin’s Nest Children’s Home Jamaica
Organization Mission: The mission of Robin’s Nest Children’s home is to provide a loving, safe, and Christ-centered atmosphere where children are nurtured physically, mentally, and spiritually as they develop their own individual gifts, talents, and abilities as God’s children. The purpose that drives Robins Nest is to be good stewards of God’s most precious gift, our children. As we seek to be transformative in the lives of children who have been traumatized and abused, we seek to be the hands and feet of Christ and nurture them into productive adults who will impact the world around them.

Saukville Community Food Pantry dba Ozaukee Food Alliance
Project: Ozaukee Food Alliance 2023 Expansion Program
Organization Mission: Our mission is simple and twofold: 1) Providing emergency food assistance and nutritious food to prevent food insecurity in Ozaukee County. We use a client-choice pantry model that allows clients to choose the foods that work best for their family, affording dignity and respect; and 2) Engaging the community in ending food insecurity, modeling empathy, respect, and compassion. We take seriously the responsibility to serve families who face a shortage of basic needs with dignity and respect.

Society of the Precious Blood Tanzania– Ascension of the Lord Parish Manyoni
Project: Training and Capacity Building for 42 Catechists Manyoni Parish
Organization Mission: We are the community of God’s people administered by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood since 1967.We seek to deepen our personal union with Jesus Christ growing as a faithful community, identified in a multicultural society and religion, by expressing Christian heritage of caring and concern to all, especially those in need and the marginalized. Guided by the spirituality of the Precious Blood, we are responding to the signs of the time and the cry of the Blood, pursuing our mission by participating in liturgical, pastoral and social services of the Catholic Church.We recognize that to be effective, we need formed and trained personals, firm faith and finance resources to assume our Christian stewardship.

Springfield City Youth Mission
Project: GirlPower-Afterschool Program
Organization Mission: The mission of Springfield City Youth Mission (SCYM) is to help city school students grow in healthy directions spiritually, educationally, socially, and physically by: Following the teachings of Christ; Building bridges between local churches and urban children and youth; Developing creative, excellent programs; Fostering environments where students are known and listened to

St. Stephen Housing Association
Project: St. Stephen Housing Family Housing Program
Organization Mission: St. Stephen Housing Association’s (SSHA) mission is to provide housing and support services to families with children experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis, enabling them to move toward economic stability. Many of the families we serve have experienced the trauma and crisis of housing instability. We help families with very low incomes find ways to increase their income and reduce barriers to attain or maintain permanent housing. We use a strengths-based approach, focusing on the capabilities families have, rather than focusing only on deficiencies. Our program aims to go beyond providing just the basic need of shelter; it provides hope for an escape from the cycle of homelessness and a better life for children and their families.

St. Vincent Charity Community Health Center
Project: Mission Kitchen Meals – Sustenance for Community Members in Need
Organization Mission: The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine arrived from France in 1851 to begin a legacy of responsive ministry in Northeast Ohio. In 1865, the Sisters established St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland’s first Catholic hospital downtown. Since then, St. Vincent’s has evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. What has remained constant for over 150 years is the Sisters’ commitment to the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of the people St. Vincent’s serves by extending the healing ministry of Jesus. Still on 22nd Street today, St. Vincent’s continues to serve Cleveland’s poverty-stricken Central neighborhood and beyond, providing care and meeting needs with deep respect for the dignity and value of all people.

St. Vincent de Paul Social Services, Inc.
Project: Operating Support of Homeless Shelters
Organization Mission: Our mission is to, with Christian purpose, accompany those in need one person at a time by focusing on shelter, food, and clothing. We hold unconditional service, hospitality, stewardship, and gratitude to be our core values.

The Isaiah 117 Project, Inc
Project: Fortifying Fostering Families
Organization Mission: Every child and family impacted by foster care matters. We realize this belief by meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of fostering families and their children.

The Servants of the Good News Sisters
Project: Construction of a hostel for students of Genezareth Pre and Primary School
Organization Mission: The Servants of the Good News is a diocesan congregation of indigenous sisters founded in 1984 in the Mbulu Diocese of Tanzania by missionary Priest Fr Magnus Locbihler, OSB. The congregation’s primary charism is Evangelization, especially of marginalized peoples. Special attention is given to youth & young women.

Two Hearts Pregnancy Aid
Project: Care for Babies
Organization Mission: Two Hearts mission is to provide immediate and confidential help, hope, and support to women who are, or think they might be pregnant, and to families with young children. Our help is given freely without judgement and with no strings attached.

Young Life
Project: Young Life Capernaum Greater Seattle
Organization Mission: Young Life Capernaum Greater Seattle is a ministry that is dedicated to giving teens and young adults with disabilities a place to belong, a chance to be valued, and an opportunity to engage in meaningful friendships. Our desire is to convey to ALL kids with disabilities that they are loved and valued by us and more importantly, by God.

Zelie’s Home
Project: Supporting Vulnerable, Homeless, Pregnant & Parenting Women on their Journey toward Self-Sufficiency in our Second Home
Organization Mission: Zelie’s Home is a caring community that empowers pregnant and parenting women to take positive & effective action on behalf of themselves & their children by providing physical, emotional, spiritual, & professional support. Our vision is for a community where women thrive as they embrace motherhood.