Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

CCHD in Arkansas

Apply for CCHD Grant

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Office at the Diocese of Little Rock awards a limited number of small grants to provide financial assistance to organizations whose efforts are aimed at serving the needs of low-income people. Projects eligible for funding can either be direct service-oriented, or aimed at institutional change. Applications are accepted without regard to religious denomination. Grants from $200 - $2,000 are awarded. Apply from Jan. 1 - May 31.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the U.S. Catholic bishops’ domestic anti-poverty program. It is the largest private funder of projects that empower the poor and seek to eliminate poverty and injustice. CCHD does this by helping local people organize a response to conditions that cause poverty in their own neighborhoods, funding grants to self-help projects and educating others about the root causes of poverty and Catholic social teaching. | Contact Us | CCHD Collection

CCHD Special Collection

The annual CCHD special collection is held in parishes the weekend before Thanksgiving. Twenty-five percent of the money collected stays in the Diocese of Little Rock in the form of locally administered grants, which are distributed in July. Organizations seeking a local CCHD grant may apply online by May 31 each year. 

The remainder of the collection is administered by the CCHD national office, which distributes larger grants. During its history, CCHD has provided thousands of grants nationwide, many in Arkansas, to self-help projects developed by grassroots groups of poor persons. The projects’ successes and the relationships developed have significantly changed the lives of the poor in our country. CCHD is supported solely by private donations. For more information, Contact Us.