The waiting is over. The Catholic Health Foundation (CHF) has announced its grant recipients for 2023.
Overseen by the Catholic Community Fund, CHF provides financial support to both local Catholic and non-Catholic organizations that provide health care and related services consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church within the Archdiocese of Boston. This year, CHF received 110 grant applications (an increase of 10%) and was able to distribute over $700,000 to parishes, schools, and organizations. The majority of applicants this year were seeking grants to address issues surrounding mental health and food insecurity.
“It’s a privilege for CHF to be able to support these incredible organizations,” said Board President Gavan Mooney. “They are the real heroes and what they do makes a difference. They’re helping us build connections and design solutions to issues that affect our communities and that will bring about long-term positive health benefits.”
As the post-Covid world continues to reveal long-term effects on mental health, organizations across the Archdiocese of Boston continue to combat issues such as social isolation, financial insecurity, and homelessness. CHF grants financially support those who work to alleviate these and other health related issues, particularly those facing the most marginalized.
CHF Executive Director Lynne Sullivan added, “The Catholic Health Foundation is thrilled to be able to support such a wide range of organizations meeting critical health needs, particularly in the areas of child and youth wellness, mental health, and food insecurity.”
Since its inception in 2014, the Catholic Health Foundation has awarded $6,672,677 to 630 grantees. These grants have benefited organizations across 144 cities and towns across the Archdiocese.
For a full listing of grantees and for more information, visit https://chfboston.org/