Grant Support

Grants Office

The Archbishop’s Appeal and Grants Office is a resource that assists parishes, schools, Catholic agencies, and ministries of the Archdiocese through the grant acquisition process. In addition, the office can provide needed grant documentation such as the listing of the Official Catholic Directory, information on grant opportunities, an Archbishop’s grant endorsement letter, and review grant proposals.

Submissions Requests

The Office of the Archbishop’s Appeal will no longer accept open applications, rather, invitations will be sent to qualifying agencies.

Submit completed applications to:

[email protected]


Archbishop’s Appeal Funding Request Office of Archbishop’s Appeal and Grants 2718 W. Woodlawn Ave. San Antonio, TX 78228

Required Attachments

  • Financial Statement and/or budgetary information for the program or project being funded
  • A written account describing how the ministry has impacted a community within the Archdiocese of San Antonio

The Archbishop’s Appeal Steering Committee will review all funding requests and submit its recommendations to the Archbishop for approval. Funding notification letters and reports will be mailed in September, to which a response is required. Award letters will be mailed and funds issued in January, following the successful completion of the previous year’s Appeal Campaign.

Funding Request Inquires

For questions regarding the application process please contact Mrs. Cecile Montañez, Director, at 210-734-1991 or by email at [email protected]

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Guidelines for Fundraising, Diocesan Appeals and Gift Acceptance

Canon 1262 – Fundraising norms outlined by the USCCB

Programs should emphasize the ways in which stewardship influences all aspects of a Christian’s daily life.

  • Commitment to respond to the call of Christ
  • Pledging support through prayerful discernment
  • Fulfillment of pledge commitment card at donors convenience
  • Continued participation through pledge payments even when donors cannot attend the weekend Mass at their parish


A capital campaign is a carefully planned, needs-based program to raise a substantial amount of money within a specified time-frame and includes: A situational analysis and case statement A communications program Identification of major gifts prospects Committed leadership A detailed, well-organized campaign plan ANY NEW BUILDING AND/OR ANY TYPE OF REPAIR WHERE THE TOTAL PROJECT COSTS ARE IN EXCESS OF $10,000 REQUIRES CONFORMANCE WITH ARCHDIOCESAN BUILDING BOARD REGULATIONS AND/OR CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES.

For assistance regarding Capital Campaigns Contact:

Jennifer Rodriguez, Director of Stewardship and Development

Office Phone: (210) 734-1644  Email: [email protected]

For assistance regarding Building Requirements and Regulations Contact:

Logan Underdown, Director for Risk Management, Construction, Real Estate, & Facilities

Office Phone: (210) 734-2620 EXT. # 1055

Department of Stewardship & Development

[email protected]