The following organizations were awarded grants from the CPPS Heritage Mission Fund in Cycle One of 2022. 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.
A Diamond in the Ruff, Inc.
Project: Emergency and Transitional Housing for Single Women
Organization Mission: A Diamond in the Ruff (ADITR) provides high-quality and safe housing services for single women and single women with children. We recognize the profound impact that homelessness, trauma, mental health, and drug addictions have on the lives of those in our community and see these as crucial points to address for the well-being of both individuals and communities. Our program uses a culturally and linguistically appropriate curriculum that promotes social and emotional wellness. A Diamond in the Ruff seeks to help the many homeless individuals and families who require subsidized housing support by teaching the skills that will enable them to stabilize and succeed.
Adelante Mujer, Inc.
Project: Adelante Mujer operating expenses
Organization Mission: Adelante Mujer provides financial assistance to women who are studying to become medical doctors at the nationally certified School of Intercultural Medicine of URACCAN University in Bilwi/Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Once they have completed the program, these physicians then make an enormous improvement in the medical care of people who have had no access to it.
African Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel of Mbarara
Project: Empowering families of children with disabilities
Organization Mission: The mission is Evangelization through integral formation and education for the lowly of the society. The purpose is to uplift the lives of the lowly of society through education and health.
All-Africa Conference: Sister to Sister
Project: Health Crisis Management Workshops – Implications for Mission
Organization Mission: All-Africa Conference: Sister to Sister (AAC:SS) supports educational and empowerment programs for women religious in sub-Saharan Africa who are caregivers, counselors and leaders in their countries.
Alliance for Children Everywhere
Project: Re-integrating Orphans into Families with Catholic Sisters in Zambia
Organization Mission: We show the love of Jesus by bringing orphaned and vulnerable children into secure families, schools, and communities.
Be Concerned, Inc.
Project: Pantry Produce Project
Organization Mission: Deeply committed to preserving the dignity and respect of all persons, Be Concerned helps disadvantaged residents of Northern Kentucky obtain food and other basics of life.
Bethany House Ministries, Inc.
Project: Reentry (aftercare) / Community
Organization Mission: Our goal is to create a compassionate, healing environment of hope and to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to those facing challenges, especially those impacted by the harsh realities of prison.
Brigid’s Path, Inc.
Project: Caring for Infants and Families
Organization Mission: The mission of Brigid’s Path is to improve the health of newborn babies and mothers impacted by addiction. We offer grace for the past, support for the present, and hope for the future.
Catholic Charities San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
Project: Mobile Showers
Organization Mission: The mission of Catholic Charities is to fight poverty and its consequences in our local communities through crisis intervention services and by strengthening families, resulting in new opportunities and changed futures. It is one of the largest and most accomplished human services organizations in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
Project: Connections Homes Relationship Manager Connection Program
Organization Mission: Preventing poverty, homelessness, and exploitation for aged out foster and homeless youth without family by connecting them to Mentoring Families.
Dismas Ministry, Inc.
Project: Pastoral Outreach to Inmates
Organization Mission: With 2,000,000+ adults detained in prisons/jails annually, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the free world. Nearly 2/3 of all adult inmates in local jails are not convicted; they are detained due to inability to post bail. Whether detained for a short time, serving life sentences, or preparing for the death penalty, all inmates face one common need: the need for spiritual care. Many are indigent, ostracized from families, have suffered abuse and neglect, and struggle with addiction – which heighten their need for Christ’s love. Dismas Ministry’s mission is to strengthen prisoners’ relationship with Christ and the Holy Church by providing them with Bibles, rosaries and other Catholic faith materials – completely free of charge.
Project: Clean Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Watersheds for Rural Nicaraguans in Boaco
Organization Mission: Partner with rural Nicaraguans to develop and implement lasting projects and educational programs that increase access to clean water. Since 1990, we have grown our comprehensive initiatives to empower over 210,000 rural Nicaraguans to improve their quality of life through long-term, sustainable water and sanitation infrastructure, health & hygiene education, and watershed restoration initiatives. In face of climate change, deforestation and worsening droughts, El Porvenir has grown our watershed restoration initiatives, investing in long term efforts to preserve water resources.
Elizabeth’s New Life Center, Inc.
Project: Precious Beginnings
Organization Mission: The mission of Elizabeth’s New Life Center (ENLC) is to “empower individuals and families to make Godly life choices.” We do this by providing wraparound pregnancy services for women and men experiencing unexpected pregnancies. These include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins, assistance with obtaining health insurance, educational opportunities, material assistance, and more. We also operate Holy Family Prenatal Care, a prenatal clinic that serves low-income women through the prenatal, delivery, and post-partum periods. Finally, we provide in-school sexual risk-avoidance education as well as adult relationship/marriage classes and couples counseling. By the grace of God, we humbly labor in the culture of life.
Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc.
Project: Operating Support
Organization Mission: Since its founding in 1990 by Sr Karen Elliott, CPPS, Hope House has provided housing solutions, support and education to meet the needs of individuals and families facing homelessness in our community. Fulfilling this mission goes well beyond housing and budgeting to long-term opportunities for permanently exiting the cycles of poverty & homelessness. We treat everyone with dignity & respect which leads to hope. We know that permanent change is worth the mentoring & resources needed to create it.
Giving Hands Non-Profit
Project: Hydrate Rural Africa
Organization Mission: Giving Hands Non-Profit Organization is a 501(c)3 charitable organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our organization was formed in order to serve those in need of support for education and to provide social resources to help them improve their lives.
Giving the Basics
Project: Pantry Program
Organization Mission: Giving the Basics provides the necessities of life, not covered by government assistance programs, that most people take for granted such as dental hygiene items, soap, deodorant, toilet paper and other personal care hygiene products.
Good Neighbor House (Dental)
Project: GNH Dental Clinic Operations
Organization Mission: Good Neighbor House is a faith-based organization dedicated to spreading His Love to those in need, especially the working poor. Our ministry concentrates on supporting health, welfare, and basic dignity.
Good Neighbor House (Medical)
Project: GNH Medical Clinical Operational Expansion
Organization Mission: Good Neighbor House is a faith-based organization dedicated to spreading His Love to those in need, especially the working poor. Our ministry concentrates on supporting health, welfare, and basic dignity.
Graduated Hope, Inc.
Project: Red Barn Lodge Renovation
Organization Mission: Graduated Hope’s mission is to create compassionate caring communities through real estate acquisitions, initiating a home-like setting that provides stability, hope, and redemption for people in need.
Healthy Moms & Babes, Inc.
Project: Segale House for Homeless Pregnant Women
Organization Mission: Healthy Moms & Babes is a Catholic-based organization that answers God’s call to serve at-risk women of childbearing age and their children so that they may survive and thrive.
Horizon Community Engagement Corporation
Project: Re-Entry 201 – Thriving Not Merely Surviving
Organization Mission: Horizon’s mission is to transform prisoners to prepare for successful reentry into local communities.
House of Hope of the Pee Dee
Project: Supporting Change
Organization Mission: House of Hope is a Christ-centered community providing hope by serving the needs of men, women and children facing homelessness.
Ignatian Spirituality Project
Project: Ambassadors of Hope
Organization Mission: The mission of ISP is to invite people recovering from homelessness and addiction to encounter God’s love, hope and healing through spiritual companionship that transforms lives. ISP has created a successful program model, including overnight retreats, follow up Days of Reflection, and ongoing reflection programs that care for the interior and spiritual lives of our target population.
Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance, Inc.
Project: Safe Affordable Worker Rental Housing
Organization Mission: The Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance’s (IFHA) mission is to eliminate substandard and overcrowded rental housing for Very Low Income (VLI) and Low-income (LI) residents of Immokalee by building affordable rental housing.
Jesuit Refugee Service USA
Project: Emergency Assistance Program for Refugees and Asylum Seekers from Myanmar Arriving in Thailand
Organization Mission: Inspired by the generous love and example of Jesus Christ, Jesuit Refugee Service seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.
Jewish Family Service & Children’s Center of Clifton-Passaic, Inc. (JFS)
Project: Emergency Housing for Women and Children Escaping Domestic Violence
Organization Mission: To support and strengthen the lives of families and individuals by providing the highest-quality, affordable mental health and social services.
Learning Tree Farm
Project: Accessibility Project – Nature is for Everyone
Organization Mission: Learning Tree Farm’s (LTF’s) mission is to engage people in hands-on, nature-based learning in a timeless farm setting. Our vision is to be the leader of year-round, farm-based education for learners of all ages in the Miami Valley community by continually enriching our multifaceted education programs, unique facilities, and natural surroundings.
Lighthouse Vocational Services
Project: Employment Services
Organization Mission: Founded in 1975 upon Christ-centered values and principles, the mission of Lighthouse Vocational Services (Lighthouse) is to provide vocational services, educational enrichment, and community integration experiences for persons with developmental disabilities to promote personal growth, opportunity, and hope for their future. The driving force of the organization is the belief that God created each individual with value and a purpose for life.
Lumen Christi Institute (USA)
Project: Dialogues to Reform: a Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network Initiative
Organization Mission: The mission of the Lumen Christi Institute is to ensure that the intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church and its focus on human dignity is lifted up as a significant dialogue partner in contemporary culture. The Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network (CCJRN), a Lumen Christi initiative, brings together legal scholars, attorneys, judges, clergy, law enforcement, and others who are committed to reforming the American criminal justice system in ways that draw their strength from Catholic social teaching. CCJRN empowers members and non-members to work toward such reform through collaboration and dialogue that result in solutions that transcend partisan divides and recognize the inviolable dignity of the human person.
Maasai Water Project
Project: Widows’ Goats
Organization Mission: Maasai Water Project’s mission is to protect the basic human rights to Health, Education, Culture & Community for the Maasai people. We work in partnership with tribal leaders to improve access to sustainable safe water, food security, healthcare, economic opportunity, and education, all while carefully protecting and preserving the culture of our indigenous communities. We currently work in the Misigiyo Ward within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), in the Arusha district of Northeast Tanzania. This area is home to over 100,000 Maasai people who have limited to no access to vital, life sustaining resources.
Mercy Center Foundation USA, Inc.
Project: Bio- Sanitation toilets
Organization Mission: Our mission of the Mercy Center Foundation is to help combat disease and poverty in Lare, Kenya, by providing compassionate and humanitarian assistance toward sustainable and affordable clean water, health care, education and micro-enterprise initiatives
Mercy Manor, Inc.
Project: Recovery Housing for Women
Organization Mission: The mission of Mercy Manor is to provide a safe, spiritual residence for women with histories of homelessness, abuse, mental health, incarceration, alcohol, and drug addiction, while they re-establish themselves into the local community.
Miami Valley Nonprofit Collaborative
Project: Capacity Building Training Support for Nonprofits in West and Northwest Dayton
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.
Microfinancing Partners in Africa
Project: Kawangware Children’s Family Center Project
Organization Mission: By providing grants for the strengthening and expansion of micro-financing 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: School Food Backpack Program
Organization Mission: The purpose of Northlands Rescue Mission is to provide emergency shelter for men, women, and families experiencing homelessness, to provide food supports to people in our region, and to help prevent homelessness for those experiencing housing instability.
OUR Home, Inc.
Project: Direct Services & Referral (Family Support Services)
Organization Mission: Our Home’s mission is to “assist people in their time of need, motivate them to develop and achieve their goals, and inspire their confidence and self-sufficiency”.
Our Lady of Mercy St. Vincent de Paul Conference
Project: Extended Neighbor Assistance
Organization Mission: The vision of St. Vincent de Paul – District Council of Dayton is to improve the lives of people in need in the Miami Valley. Our mission is to, with Christian purpose, accompany those in need one person at a time by focusing on shelter, food, and clothing.
Partners In Hope
Project: Crisis Relief Services
Organization Mission: Through our faith as children of God, we build positive relationships and develop partnerships to make a positive impact on our community.
Paul’s Place, Inc.
Project: Reducing Food Insecurity in Southwest Baltimore
Organization Mission: Paul’s Place offers a broad range of programs and services to under-served individuals and families in Southwest Baltimore to alleviate the immediate and long-term effects of poverty, help them move closer to self-sufficiency, and reduce their reliance on emergency services and basic assistance. Every day, more than 200 individuals turn to Paul’s Place for immediate relief and support to improve their quality of life.
Planting Seeds LLC
Project: Planting Seeds Growth Project
Organization Mission: Planting Seeds LLC was organized as a result of a need in the community to assist families with furniture as this service was not currently available in the local community. Our purpose is to receive donations of new and lightly used furniture, appliances, and household items and distribute these items to those in need and without means.
Purple Heart Homes, Inc.
Project: Purple Heart Homes’ Housing Solutions for Veterans
Organization Mission: Purple Heart Homes is dedicated to providing housing solutions for service-connected disabled, aging, and low-income Veterans that is substantial in function, design, and quality fit to welcome home the fighting men and women of America.
Reunion Sportive d’Haiti, Inc.
Project: Early Childhood Education, Nutrition, Renewable Energy, and Health Project for Under-Privileged Children in Haiti
Organization Mission: Founded in 2010, Reunion Sportive d’Haiti is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the State of Maryland and in Haiti. Its mission is to build skills, characters, and communities through sports and education, and to promote the well-being of vulnerable children in Haiti to reach their full potential in society. We work with children of all backgrounds and offer a wide range of educational, nutrition, renewable energy, and sporting programs designed to assist in the holistic development of children, aid them academically, and reinforce their life skills. We envision a Haiti in which every child is able to live in dignity and in a decent environment, one in which his or her basic needs are met.
Robin’s Nest Children’s Home
Project: Operating Support for Robin’s Nest Children’s Home, Jamaica
Organization Mission: Our mission is to provide a nurturing, loving, safe, Christ-centered atmosphere in which all children will grow at their own speed – physically, mentally, and spiritually – so they may develop their own individual gifts, talents and abilities and become the person who God intended.
Santa Maria Community Services
Project: Santa Maria Wellness and Immigrant Services Program
Organization Mission: Santa Maria’s mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health.
Sisters of Our Lady Queen of Africa – Borehole
Project: Borehole drilling
Organization Mission: The congregation mission are: proclamation of the good news to all people; Teaching classes in schools and in class room settings; health service to all people; pastoral activities including counseling HIV/AIDS infected persons; caring for orphans, street children, the destitute and disabled; human social services to woman, children and youths.
Sisters of Our Lady Queen of Africa – School
Project: Construction Of Primary School at Orphanage Center
Organization Mission: Taking care of Orphans, the disabled and street children.
Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services
Project: General Operating Support
Organization Mission: Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services’ mission is to help people reclaim their lives. We provide life-changing services to those experiencing homelessness by working with our communities to provide emergency shelter, social services, and connections to permanent housing. We believe deeply in the power of relationships and work to meet people exactly where they are so that anyone experiencing homelessness in the Snoqualmie Valley, regardless of mental health, can participate in our programs and work toward achieving stable housing of their own.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Cincinnati
Project: Stabilizing Recently Incarcerated Neighbors through the Re-Entry Program
Organization Mission: St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati (SVDP) is a network of neighbors, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need. For more than 150 years, SVDP has helped neighbors in need make ends meet through direct assistance and compassionate care. Furthermore, SVDP also addresses root causes of poverty and supports vulnerable neighbors in moving upward by working for systemic change. Through core services such as Re-Entry Program, Working Better Together, Homelessness Prevention, Choice Food Pantry, and Charitable Pharmacy, SVDP fosters the human potential available to each person and fulfills the Christian responsibility to care for those in need.
Southern California Immigration Project
Project: Legal Services for Asylum Seekers
Organization Mission: Founded in 2015, the Southern California Immigration Project (SCIP) serves indigent asylum seekers whose legitimate fear of persecution prevents them from remaining in their home country, and instead, forces them to flee in pursuit of safety. SCIP exists to aid immigrants gain legal sanctuary in the U.S. Due to the overwhelming amount of immigrants waiting at our border and being processed through the system, the need for pro bono legal services continues to be urgent. We represent clients at every stage of their legal case, and strive to provide them with the best legal representation possible and to remove the barriers they face (economic, linguistic, cultural, physical/mental health, etc.) when seeking asylum in the United States.
St. Paul’s Benevolent Educational and Missionary Institute (The Passionist Missionaries-St. Paul of the Cross Province)
Project: Tractor for Passionists Africa: St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Parish
Organization Mission: The Passionists remain close to the poor and identify themselves with “the crucified ones of today ” doing what the Congregation can do to make the crosses of those they minister to more bearable and standing in solidarity with them. This reminds us of the words of Jesus “whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do unto me “. It is what has made the Passionists get involved not only in the spiritual but also in the physical, social and community development of the people they minister to and how neglecting either is detrimental to the whole, which translates to respect for the divine nature of the human person. . The order is witness to all that is good and a God that cares for his people here on earth.
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 the beliefs of unconditional service, hospitality, stewardship, and gratitude to be our core values.
St. Vincent De Paul St. Rita’s, St. Paul’s, and Precious Blood Conference
Project: St. Vincent De Paul — Serving Those in Need
Organization Mission: Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. In the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul, Vincentians are united in a society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, and mutually supportive gatherings. Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
The Foundry Christian Community Center
Project: The Foundry Preschool Center
Organization Mission: We empower the child, family, and community through a targeted mission. Specifically, we develop leaders among the children and young people of the West End of Bowling Green, KY through education, health and fitness, and spiritual development. Our ultimate goal is to join our neighbors in doing whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to bring about spiritual and community transformation in the West End.
The Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul of New York
Project: Saint Elizabeth Seton School, Under the protection of the Martyrs of Quiché, Guatemala
Organization Mission: St. Elizabeth Seton School, Under the Protection of the Martyrs of Quiché, Guatemala will be a school with a Catholic identity administered by SCNY. In witness to the Gospel, it is centered on the person of Jesus, dedicated to charity, the care of nature, and to the spiritual development of the whole person. This includes spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and cultural development. The school is shaped by a sense of community for a persecuted people who have limited or no opportunity for educational advancement. It will be based on respect for the dignity of each person and their own growth. The school is available to all who want an education that will assist with the advancement of self and the transformation of this society.
Ugandan Water Project, Inc.
Project: Launching a water maintenance service to stop a vicious cycle of well breakdowns in rural Uganda
Organization Mission: As a tangible expression of Christ’s love, the Ugandan Water Project frees Ugandans from the bondage of water-related sickness and adversity, deploying the best available water solutions and equipping communities to maintain them.
YWCA Greater Cleveland
Project: Trauma-Informed, Two-Generational Early Learning Center for Children and Families in Homelessness
Organization Mission: YWCA Greater Cleveland is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.