How we build the Church

Creating the next generation of Catholic leaders
Catholic Extension offers financial assistance to 150 lay leaders and Catholic sisters attending Catholic universities across the country.
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Church construction and renovation
Throughout its 110-year history, Catholic Extension has built or renovated 12,000 U.S. churches and facilities.
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Fostering and strengthening ministries
Through outreach programs funded by Catholic Extension, the Catholic Church can better serve marginalized communities in need.
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Our impact


years that Catholic Extension has been building faith, inspiring hope and igniting change since its founding in 1905.

87 dioceses served by Catholic Extension in 35 states.


dollar amount (adjusted to today's dollars) of grants awarded since 1905 to dioceses that cannot support themselves.


Grants provided for church construction or renovation in the U.S. by Catholic Extension during our history.


seminarians in poor dioceses receiving annual educational assistance from Catholic Extension.


amount of funding provided by Catholic Extension toward religious sisters in the last five years.

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