Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)

CCHD helps us fulfill the appeal of Pope Benedict XVI in his 2009 World Day of Peace Message:

“I extend to every disciple of Christ and to every person of good will a warm invitation to expand their hearts to meet the needs of the poor and to take whatever practical steps are possible in order to help them.”

– 2009 World Day of Peace Message: Fighting Poverty to Build Peace, #15.

Mission of CCHD

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is justice and charity in action through the Church. A domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops, the CCHD’s mission is to address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education. For more information, visit their website.

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CCHD Grant Application

Download this PDF and return to apply for a CCHD grant for your parish.

Moral Code of Conduct for CCHD Grant

This PDF details the moral code of conduct required to apply for a CCHD grant for your parish.

CCHD Local Grant Criteria Guideline

This PDF Guide can help you understand the CCHD grant.