Catholic School Challenge Grant Program

Every year, Ohio Catholic FCU gives ten grants in the amount of $500 to Catholic elementary schools in the Cleveland Diocese from Ohio Catholic FCU.  The Challenge Grant Program was developed to encourage students to work collaboratively and multiply the gifts provided by God.  Based on the biblical principles found in the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), the students will be challenged to take what God has provided and be good stewards of the talent.  Grants must be applied towards community service or social justice projects or to local, non-profit organizations and programs.

In 2017-18, eight schools turned the initial $4,000 grant awards into $21,160.14 in donations for local non-profit organizations. Ten new schools have been selected to participate in the Challenge Grant Program. To stay up-to-date on each school’s progress, check out Ohio Catholic FCU on social media!