After careful consideration, The Foundation for the Diocese of Helena Board of Trustees made the decision to forego the annual grant program for Fiscal Year 2021.  Instead, we took the grants budget for the year and distributed it equally among our parishes in March 2020.  No application was needed, and the grant can be used for operations and emergency needs as offertory is likely to be down.

Our mission is to serve the people, parishes, ministries, and apostolic mission of the Diocese of Helena, and this is a way we can help when business is anything but usual.  We join you in prayer for the health and safety of all.

Last year, for Fiscal Year 2020, was a record year for grants awarded from the Foundation’s unrestricted resources  – $85,000.  Congratulations to the grant recipients!

Blessed Trinity Catholic Community (Missoula) $3,950.00 Replace old computers
Butte Catholic Community North $3,950.00 Interior work on damaged church building
Carroll College – Engineers Without Borders (Guatemala) $2,000.00 Continuation of seismic retrofit structural wall at Instituto La Asuncion School
Carroll College – Diocesan Campus Ministries $3,500.00 Continued development of Annual Diocesan Campus Ministry Vocations Retreat
Catholic Social Services of Montana $1,401.20 Purchase Bloomerang Donor Management Software
Catholic Youth Rural Outreach (Kalispell deanery) $3,000.00 Provide excellent youth ministry discipleship; formation opportunities (Bible studies, Book Study/Disciple Group, Retreats and Youth Nights)
Christ the King Catholic Campus Ministry (Missoula) $2,450.00 Campus Ministry Outreach and Education
De La Salle Blackfeet School (Browning) $500.00 Depiction of De La Salle Blackfeet history in mural form mixing Native and Le Sallian symbols
Divine Mercy Academy (Belgrade) $3,660.00 Improvements to DMA’s gymnasium, allow it to be used as a multipurpose space
Good Samaritan Ministries (Helena) $1,200.00 Support for the programs and mission of Good Samaritan Ministries.
Guardian Angel Mission (Power) $3,950.00 New windows in church building
Guatemala Mission $5,000.00 Assist medical needs of clients who cannot pay or need specialized care at regional or government hospitals
Holy Cross Parish (Townsend) $1,775.00 Religious Education/Vacation Bible School/classroom maintenance
Holy Spirit Parish (Butte) $3,950.00 Update Fire Alarm System in Church Center
Immaculate Conception Parish (Deer Lodge) $4,500.00 Provide Handicap Access Door for remodeled Chapel & Office Space
Immaculate Conception Parish (Deer Lodge) $500.00 Bibles for Warm Springs patients and MT State Prison inmates
Immaculate Conception Parish (Polson) $1,975.00 Purchase and placement of a storage shed
Immaculate Conception Parish (Polson) $1,572.00 Complete the updating of the parish hall
Little Flower Parish (Browning) $3,000.00 To Evangelize our people on the Reservation & Teen Search
Montana Tech Catholic Campus Ministry (Butte) $2,250.00 Materials for Bible Study and giveaway item for Club Rush
Our Lady of the Valley Parish (Helena) $1,618.80 2 HDTV monitors, speakers, wall mounts and cables for Faith Formation gather spaces for ongoing catechesis
Sacred Heart Parish (Ronan) $1,495.00 Complete the remodel and updating of the parish hall
St. Anne Parish (Heart Butte) $3,000.00 To Evangelize-Vacation Bible School; RE materials; youth workshops
St. Francis of Assisi Parish (Hamilton) $1,000.00 Youth Group pilgrimage to NCYC – Indianapolis, IN
St. Francis Parish (Valier) $333.00 On-Line Faith enhanced K-Adult  program called “Formed”
St. Francis Xavier Parish (Missoula) $3,910.00 Restoration of classroom for art and activity space for the Faith Formation Program
St. Ignatius Mission $3,555.00 Repurposing spaces for a Blessed Sacrament Chapel and a Reconciliation Chapel
St. John the Evangelist Parish (Butte) $3,950.00 Help defray costs of unexpected repairs due to a severely cold winter
St. John the Evangelist Parish (Fairfield) $625.00 Assisting spiritual and educational experiences on pilgrimage to Italy
St. Joseph Parish (Choteau) $750.00 Assisting chaperone expenses on youth group trip to Italy
St. Joseph School (Missoula) $1,000.00 Anaheim RE Educator Congress – 2020
St. Margaret Parish (Cut Bank) $333.00 On-Line Faith enhanced K-Adult  program called “Formed”
St. Mary Catholic Community (Helena) $827.00 Professional Development and supplies for the Coordinator of Elementary Religious Education
St. Mary Catholic Community (Helena) $2,528.00 Recarpeting of Main Level of Pastoral Center (Office Building)
St. Mary’s Mission Parish (Stevensville) $1,422.00 Renovate the Family Center bathrooms – handicapped accessible
St. Matthew Parish (Kalispell) $1,250.00 NCYC – Indianapolis, IN – 12 youth and 3 chaperones
St. William Parish (Shelby) $950.00 Educational materials and sources for youth and families
The Sycamore Tree Catholic Retreat Center (Swan Lake) $2,370.00 Remodel existing sacristy to make it a multi-use room and purchase a 100 gallon fuel tank