CCHD has three Grant Programs:
Community Development Grant Program
CCHD Community development grant amounts range between $25,000 and $75,000. Community Development grants support efforts that demonstrate a commitment to the dignity of the human person. CCHD-funded groups are led by people living in poverty and work to address the root causes of poverty by nurturing solidarity between the poor and non-poor and facilitating the participation of people living in poverty in decisions that perpetuate poverty in their lives. As part of such efforts, low-income people gain the ability to identify barriers, brainstorm solutions, and take action to change problematic structures and systems in their communities.
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Economic Development Grant Program
CCHD Economic Development grant amounts range between $25,000 and $75,000. CCHD supports economic development initiatives that significantly include the voice of the poor and marginalized in developing new businesses that offer good jobs and/or develop assets that will be owned and enjoyed by local communities.
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Strategic National Grant Program
These grants are intended for organizations working to promote justice or economic development on a significantly larger scale than the community-based organizations that typically receive support from CCHD. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to pursuing goals on a statewide, regional or national basis. In keeping with their strategic nature, these grants are intended for campaign-style initiatives of significant scale, with focused time-specific goals of regional or national importance. These grants are not meant to supply ordinary financial support.
CCHD is currently not accepting letters of inquiry or applications for its Strategic National Grant Program.
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