The Mission and Ministry Fund awards three different types of grants:

Project Grants enable applicants to work in collaboration with others to implement action plans that address specific, documented community needs.  Such programs are often intended to serve disadvantaged populations.  Catholic Health Initiatives awards both domestic and international project grants.

Planning Grants
 enable applicants to establish broad-based coalitions that involve all stakeholders in building community capacity by creating a shared vision of what their community could be; mapping assets; setting priorities; and action planning. 

Violence Prevention Grants enable applicants to plan violence prevention initiatives in local communities.  These grants are a component of Catholic Health Initiatives' strategic initiative to prevent violence in every community we serve.

Affiliated organizations or congregations may apply for both project and planning grants.