Our Mission

Catholic Extension is a national fundraising organization committed to supporting and strengthening poor mission dioceses across the U.S.  We provide funding and resources to dioceses and parishes through programs and services investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. This support is given based on need, passion and commitment to the growth of the Catholic faith. Since 1905, Catholic Extension has distributed over $500 million to communities across America.

Types of Funding

Strategic Initiatives

Catholic Extension's STRATEGIC INITIATIVES allow us to multiply the impact of our donors' gifts while providing the opportunity for dioceses to access top-level programs that would otherwise be outside of their financial capacity.


Make a Request for Funding


For information on how to make a request for funding, please click here.