Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Local CCHD Grants Available to Parishes and Community Organizations

Click here for grant application
Click here for grant criteria
Click here for grant final report form

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development's 2016-2017 Multimedia Youth Contest

Contest Theme: "Being Neighbors in Our Common Home"

Click here to learn more and see last year's winning submissions!

January is Poverty Awareness Month

  • 1 in 6 Americans live in Poverty, USA, that's 46.2 MILLION people
  • 1 in 7 American households were food insecure last year
  • 1.6 million children stayed in a shelter or emergency housing last year
Catholic Charities of South Georgia invites you to take a tour of Poverty, USA.


The 2016 CCHD Collection Weekend is November 19th and 20th. 
Please give generously to support programs and initiatives that work to alleviate poverty in local communities.


The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Its 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.

Founded in 1969, CCHD's pastoral strategy is empowerment of the poor through a methodology of participation and education for justice, leading toward solidarity between poor and non-poor as impelled by the Church's biblical tradition, modern Catholic social teaching, and the pervasive presence of poverty in the United States. This ministry for justice is rooted in our baptism and faith commitment.

The grants, economic development, and education for justice programs of the Campaign, implemented in collaboration with local dioceses, are supported from an annual collection in U.S. Catholic parishes.

For over 43.6 million Americans, there is a thin line: between eviction and home, between hunger and health, between unemployment and work, between anxiety and stability. This line is the Poverty Line.  For a family of four, that line is $21,834 a year*.

* Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2009.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Your generous donations will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes.

Materials are available on the CCHD website.

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