Catholic Foundation of Michigan to distribute $183,900 in grant money

By: Brendan Losinski | Metro | Published December 11, 2023


DETROIT — The Catholic Foundation of Michigan will host its annual awards breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

The breakfast will celebrate the foundation’s six years of providing grants and announce the recipients of $183,900 in grant funding.

Seven organizations were announced to receive funding to help those in need in a variety of ways.

This includes the St. Luke NEW Life Center, which will be purchasing a food truck to bring directly to members of the community.

The Firm Foundations of Hope Climbing Project will provide more opportunities for members to obtain local employment.

The Archdiocese of Detroit’s Office of Black Catholic Ministry, will host a symphonic choral concert during Black History Month highlighting black composers.

The Pope Francis Center Hope To-Go program will combat hunger by producing and sharing more meals for those in need.

The Bethany Anne Galdes Foundation will host a Founders Day celebration to offer tools and lessons to combat suicide.

The Most Holy Redeemer Parish will provide two 5-day retreats for 28-32 Hispanic individuals who have suffered the pain of spiritual, sexual, psychological, emotional, or physical abuse.

The Strangers No Longer: Outreach Project will offer immigrant women in north Macomb County the chance to form connections and build community through its Circles of Support initiative.

“As a Catholic community foundation, our goal is to listen to the needs of our community and respond accordingly. The Catholic Foundation listens to our grant recipients, builds connections, and is proud to support so many impactful nonprofits that improve our community for the better,” foundation President and CEO Angela Moloney said in a press release. “During the season of hope and generosity, the Catholic Foundation is overjoyed to share the story of goodness and love. This Christmas season we are grateful for the many Catholic leaders in our area who collaborate with us to provide meaningful change.”

The Catholic Foundation of Michigan will host its breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Detroit Athletic Club, located at 241 Madison Street in Detroit.

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