2017 Educational Grant Deadline: September 29, 2017

The Catholic Foundation annually awards Grants in support of Education related projects to parishes, schools and religious education programs throughout the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. In addition to program materials, many of the grant requests have focused on computers and technology as a means of engaging more students in the educational process.

Alan Aneshansley, President of the Catholic Foundation said, “Annual Grants for educational projects in parishes and schools within the Archdiocese have been awarded for almost 50 years by the Catholic Foundation.  We are especially proud that the Foundation can award grants for over $100,000 for the first time ever.  Our Endowment Funds at the Foundation continue to grow and ensure that programs in our Parishes and Schools can be funded annually. In 2016 we awarded 50 grants totaling a record $100,372.19.” Many of the grants go to technology improvements in the classrooms. As a special emphasis, grants for STREAM projects were promoted within the schools. STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Youth programs at parishes are also supported by helping their students attend the Catholic youth conferences and retreats during the year. The Catholic Foundation fulfills its mission to provide grants for educational resources to Catholic programs throughout the Archdiocese. Whether textbooks or laptops, “Investing in the Future of Our Faith” remains our goal as we educate our current and next generation of Catholics.

(380 KB)
pdf   (380 KB)pdf 2017 Educational Grants Guideline (380 KB)
pdf 2017 Educational Grant Applications (627 KB)

2016 Grant recipients are:

Parish/School – City – Project

Church of the Epiphany of the Lord, Oklahoma City -- Gymnasium Projector for Religious Ed.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Boise City -- Custom T-Shirts for Religious Ed Students

Holy Name of Jesus Church, Chickasha -- Wipe Boards, Tables & Curriculum

Holy Trinity Church, Okarche -- Senior High Program after Confirmation-Smart TV

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hollis -- Religious Education furnishings

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sterling -- Totus Tuus - Summer Parish Program

Sacred Heart Church, Hinton -- Materials for RE Program-books, projector, laptop

Saint Charles Borromeo, Oklahoma City -- Evangelization through Formed

Saint Damian's Church, Edmond -- St. John Bosco Institute Tuition Assistance

Saint Eugene Catholic Church, Weatherford -- Totus Tuus - Summer Parish Program

Saint Francis of Assisi, Oklahoma City -- "Nun Run"-Vocation Exploration for HS women

Saint Francis Xavier Church, Enid -- Formed - Catholic Study Program

Saint Gregory the Great Church, Enid -- Tech for One and All-3 TV DVD combo sets

Saint Helen Catholic Church, Frederick -- Technology in the Classroom-Computers & equip.

Saint John Nepomuk Church, Yukon -- Technology Upgrade for Confirmation Formation

Saint Joseph Church, Ada -- Totus Tuus - Summer Parish Program

Saint Joseph Church, Blackwell -- Technology Support for RE programs

Saint Joseph Church, Union City -- Symbolon DVD Series for RCIA

St. Patrick Catholic Church, Anardarko -- RE bible study, music & group activities equipment

Saint Paul the Apostle Church, Del City -- Tables/whiteboard for RE & RCIA

Saint Peter Church, Lindsay – RE Curriculum

Saint Peter Church, Woodward -- Rome-Holy Week 2017 Youth Ministry

St. Richard Catholic Church, Carnegie -- Media Upgrade to RE Programs

Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Perry -- Technology to the Classroom

Saint Teresa of Avila Church, Harrah -- Purchase Technology Equipment-STREAM

Saint Thomas More Church, Norman -- Totus Tuus - Summer Parish Program

Good Shepherd Church, Marietta -- Youth Mission Trips - CHWC & Steubenville

Holy Angels Church, OKC -- Steubenville Youth Conference

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Calumet --  Youth Mission Trips -CHWC & Steubenville

Saint Benedict Church, Shawnee -- Steubenville Youth Conference

Saint Joseph Old Cathedral Church, OKC -- Steubenville Youth Conference

Saint Joseph Church, Tonkawa -- Steubenville Youth Conference

Saint Mary Church, Guthrie -- Steubenville Youth Conference

Saint Mary Church, Ponca City -- Steubenville Youth Conference

Saint Monica Church, Edmond -- Steubenville Youth Conference

All Saints School, Norman -- Embryology& Respect Life program

Bishop McGuinness High School, Oklahoma City -- Dance Studio Audio and Visual Upgrade

Cristo Rey High School, Oklahoma City -- Set of Bibles, Catechism & Youcat Books for theology class

Good Shepherd School, Oklahoma City -- Classroom Expansion: furnishings, equipment & supplies

Holy Trinity Catholic School, Okarche -- Upgrade Computers, server in lab, library & classrooms

Mount Saint Mary High School, Oklahoma City -- First Lego League Robotics Qualifier

Rosary Catholic School, Oklahoma City -- Classroom IPads for students

Sacred Heart School, El Reno -- Front Row Classroom Sound Systems

Sacred Heart School, Oklahoma City -- Attention Deficit Resources

Saint Charles Borromeo, Oklahoma City -- Ozobot Robot Classroom Kits

Saint John Nepomuk School, Yukon -- Breakout of the Norm with Breakout EDU

Saint Joseph Catholic School, Enid -- IXL Software

Saint Mary School, Guthrie -- STREAM Science - robots and drones

Saint Mary School, Lawton -- Proclaiming Christ Through Words, Action & Song

Saint Mary Catholic School, Ponca City -- Accelscan Scanners


Saint Philip Neri School, Midwest City -- Supplies to enhance Science Program