September 11, 2020

Biannual grants awarded to parishes, schools and archdiocesan agencies

Criterion staff report

During the second half of fiscal year 2019-20, $207,375 was awarded in grant monies to parishes, schools and agencies in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

The grants, awarded twice a year, are made available through the St. Francis Xavier Home Mission Endowment Fund, the Growth and Expansion Endowment Fund and the James P. Scott Endowment Fund. These grants were made possible through the generosity of archdiocesan parishioners, who set up the endowments.

The grant process is jointly administered by the archdiocesan Finance Office and the Office of Stewardship and Development.

Grant applications are due to the archdiocese for the two grant allocation periods on April 30 and on Oct. 31 each year.

The award period for the Fall/Winter 2020 is open, with applications due no later than on Oct. 31, 2020.

The Spring/Summer grants awarded for fiscal year 2019-20 are as follows:

  • St. Ann Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission Fund; $16,355 for security system upgrades.
  • SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish, Greenwood; Home Mission Fund; $20,000 for church HVAC system.
  • St. Joan of Arc Catholic School, Indianapolis; James P. Scott Fund; $8,000 for school windows.
  • St. Simon the Apostle Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission and James P. Scott funds; $50,000 for school safety.
  • St. Therese of Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Parish, Indianapolis; Home Mission Fund; $7,188 for AED devices.
  • St. Louis School, Brownsburg; James P. Scott Fund; $10,000 for school windows.
  • St. Paul Catholic Center, Bloomington; Growth and Expansion Fund; $10,000 for website redesign.
  • St. Malachy Parish, Brownsburg; James P. Scott Fund; $25,000 for sound system upgrades.
  • St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Greencastle; Growth and Expansion Fund; $32,000 for electrical work.
  • St. Anne Parish, New Castle; Growth and Expansion Fund; $2,766 for livestream equipment.
  • St. Ambrose Parish, Seymour; James P. Scott Fund; $2,256 for security system upgrades.
  • St. Margaret Mary Parish, Terre Haute; James P. Scott Fund; $14,310 for church handrails.
  • Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis; James P. Scott Fund; $9,500 for roof replacement.

(For information on how to apply for the grants, go to www.archindy.org/finance/grant.html, or contact Stacy Harris in the Finance Office at sharris@archindy.org, or by phone at 317-236-1535 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1535.)

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