Grants Find out more about the grants we administer

Contact Information:

  • Contact:

    Marcus Ebenhoe

  • Address:

    87 N Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604

  • Phone:

    (585) 546-7220 x6202

  • Email:

    mebenhoe@cfcrochester.org

About the Program

We administer:

  • Hunger Grants, funded by parish Rice Bowl collections and the Catholic Courier's Christmas Appeal, and
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development Grants, which fund community organizations that address the root causes of poverty through systemic change and training those living in poverty to speak for themselves.

Hunger Grant Application

Hunger Relief Grants are distributed to churches and non-profits who provide food aid during the holiday season. Applications are typically due by the middle of October and distributed in November. Contact (585) 546-7220 x6202 at mebenhoe@cfcrochester.org for more information.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Grants

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) funds community organizations that address the root causes of poverty through systemic change and training those living in poverty to speak for themselves.

There are two tracks for CCHD funding: Community Development and Economic Development.

  • Community Development refers to organizing low-income people to address systemic change in the community.
  • Economic Development grants fund community-based organizations and businesses that create good jobs and just workplaces, and they develop assets for low-income people that are owned by families and communities. These projects coincide with the CCHD mission by their commitment to the development of low-income people. All Economic Development Projects have structures that promote low income leadership and ownership.

CCHD offers local grants as well. We support organizations in Monroe Country that are doing similar community development work. We often support groups that are not ready to apply for the national grant or whose national grant has been completed. Please download the attached CCHD guidelines and application form.

Information regarding the national grants is available at usccb.org/cchd. If you have further questions about the national grants please contact Laurie Konwinski at Laurie.Konwinski@dor.org or 607-272-5062

Salt & Light, and Other Newsletters Resources and information for parish bulletins, activities and justice education

Contact Information:

  • Contact:

    Marcus Ebenhoe

  • Address:

    87 N Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604

  • Phone:

    (585) 546-7220 x6202

  • Email:

    mebenhoe@cfcrochester.org

Salt & Light

The weekly e-mail newsletter, Salt & Light, has resources for parish bulletins and up-to-date information on issues, diocesan and parish activities, and justice education sources. To add your name to the distribution list contact Marcus Ebenhoe at mebenhoe@cfcrochester.org.

Current & Past Digital issues:

Past print issues of Salt & Light are available on our archive page.

Justice Peace and Life

Justice Peace and Life is a monthly publication of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester. To add your name to the distribution list contact Marcus Ebenhoe at mebenhoe@cfcrochester.org.

Current and past print issues of Justice Peace and Life are available on our archive page.

Open Wide Our Hearts

Open Wide Our Hearts is a weekly newsletter which looks at racism in our society and how our faith calls us to respond. It includes reflections on issues, resources for parishes and individuals, along with alerts of events happening in our community. To add your name to the distribution list, contact Marcus Ebenhoe at mebenhoe@cfcrochester.org.

Current & Past Digital issues:

JustFaith Support and information for Justfaith Ministries locally

Contact Information:

  • Contact:

    Marcus Ebenhoe

  • Address:

    87 N Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604

  • Phone:

    (585) 546-7220 x6202

  • Email:

    mebenhoe@cfcrochester.org

About the Program

We offer local support and information for JustFaithMinistries, providing a variety of programs that use a small-group model to help individuals expand their understanding of Catholic social teaching and grow in faith including

  • the original JustFaith program,
  • shorter modules on justice topics
  • Good News People, a new program for adult evangelization
  • and much more

What the Program Offers

Hundreds of adults in parishes throughout the Diocese of Rochester have completed the JustFaith justice formation program, changing their lives and bringing renewed vigor to their parish social ministry programs.

The commitment to this vision and to JustFaith requires hard work, and reaps great rewards. Group members meet weekly, sharing conversation and prayer about issues that are raised in the books they read, the videos and speakers they learn from together, and their own life experiences and spiritual journeys. Learn more at JustFaith.org.

To locate a group near you, for support in starting a group in your parish, or for program ideas and support for existing groups contact Marcus Ebenhoe at (585) 546-7220 x6202 or mebenhoe@cfcrochester.org.

In addition to the adult formation program, JustFaith Ministries offers other program options:

  • JustMatters: 6-8 week modules on a variety of justice issues.
  • The Engaging Spirituality program is "a spiritual journey for small groups that explores the connection between prayerful presence and social action."
  • The JusticeWalking program is designed for high school juniors and seniors.
  • Good News People is an exciting new "fourteen-session program (seven sessions, break, seven sessions) designed for multiple small groups (ideally 10 groups of 10 participants) within a parish. The program is a dynamic process engaging sacred. scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, readings and reflections, and Church teaching.

Who is CFC

A quick overview of Catholic Family Center

500+
Employees & Volunteers
60+
Programs
19
Locations
1
Mission
Providing the most vulnerable with hope