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Porticus North America funds projects on an invitational basis. To be eligible to apply, Catholic organisations must be located within the United States and Canada and have a tax-exempt or a charitable registration number. In addition, the project for which you are seeking support must take place within the United States and/or Canada.

Porticus North America is interested in:

  • Projects that are innovative.
  • Projects that are long-term financially sustainable.
  • Projects that are potentially replicable.
  • Projects that have more than one source of financial support.

Porticus North America will consider:

  • Start-up funding for new organisations or the launch of major new initiatives.
  • Programme/project support, e.g. conferences, programmes, new staff positions, equipment, etc.
  • Organisational capacity building efforts designed to strengthen an organisation so it can advance its mission more effectively and widely, e.g., strategic planning, leadership development, board training, etc.
  • Practical research projects, if there is a clearly identified audience who will use the research and assume part of the funding costs.

Organisations interested in applying to Porticus North America are requested to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The LOI will be carefully evaluated to determine if the goals of the applicants are compatible with the programme areas of Porticus North America. Based on eligibility, Porticus may request a formal full application.

Our due diligence process includes a safeguarding assessment to protect the safety of children and vulnerable adults. We request all our partners to have relevant safeguarding measures - including safe recruitment, staff training and reporting procedures - in place.

Porticus North America will only accept full applications from organisations that have been invited to apply. Applications that are submitted without invitation will be declined.