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FADICA’s Safeguarding Initiative Participates in Commemoration of World Day of Prevention of Child Sexual Exploitation

Rome – As the world commemorated the first World Day of the Prevention of, and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence on Friday, November 18th, simultaneous events marking this occasion took place in Rome. Colleen Crawford, Manager of FADICA’s and Safeguarding Initiative, was on the ground to witness this historic gathering.

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Catholic Funding Guide Continues to Amplify

Washington, DC – For more than 35 years, the Catholic Funding Guide has served grantseeking Catholic ministries, helping them connect with funders who share in their mission and priorities.   A project of FADICA, the Guide is now expanding to serve Catholic philanthropy broadly, including both grantmakers and grantseekers, by connecting each to relevant resources and building community online to support mission impact. Both funders and grantseekers can join the Guide’s community on the project’s website. First published in 1998 as a print only resource, FADICA took the resource online in 2010 and 10 years later began a complete renovation and reimagination. The Guide’s director, Jon Jakoblich, was hired in 2020 to lead that effort. Jakoblich built a new website, complete with a digital portal that allows grant seekers to search for funders, funders to search through projects posted by grant seekers, and a Knowledge Center of articles and videos detailing philanthropy best practices. “Faith based organizations have long been at the heart of the nonprofit sector, yet grant seeking remains a challenge,” Jakoblich says, “We renovated the Catholic Funding Guide not only to help address that challenge, but to give funders and grantseekers another point of connection through Amplify.” The Guide’s Amplify feature is designed support connection between funders and grantseekers with aligned priorities. Grantseekers are able post projects in need of funding, and funders can search and identify projects that match their priorities. Funders can then communicate directly with those ministries through the Amplify feature. Membership to the Catholic Funding Guide as a grantseeker

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FADICA Announces 2022 St. Katharine Drexel Award in Catholic Philanthropy Honorees

Washington, DC (February 11, 2022) — Three inspiring Catholic philanthropic leaders have been selected as recipients of the 2022 St. Katharine Drexel Award in Catholic Philanthropy. In honoring these awardees, FADICA celebrates their immeasurable contributions to the Church and their communities and commends their generous service to others.

“Each year, FADICA recognizes outstanding Catholic philanthropic leaders whose vocation of giving recall the spirit of St. Katharine Drexel,” said Alexia Kelley, President and CEO of FADICA, the leading Catholic-inspired philanthropic peer network. “The 2022 honorees reflect St. Katharine’s philanthropic approach through servant leadership and innovation for a vital Church and the common good,” Kelley continued.

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Oglala Sioux Leader, Maka Black Elk, Selected for FADICA’s 2021 Catholic Leadership Award

Thursday July 29, 2021

(Washington, DC) –

Maka Akan Najin Black Elk, a leader in Native American and Catholic education for truth, healing and reconciliation, has been unanimously selected by the FADICA Board of Directors as the recipient of the organization’s 2021 Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award. The Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding initiative, a spirit of service and visionary leadership in contributing to the renewal and vitality of the Catholic Church.   

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FADICA Launches Multi-Year “Commitment to Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection” Initiative

Tuesday February 23, 2021

New initiative aims to bring philanthropic community together to build safer cultures

(Washington, DC) – Today, Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) announces the formal launch of its “Commitment to Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection” initiative. This multi-year program seeks to protect vulnerable persons by building safer organizational cultures through specific steps outlined in its Funder Safeguarding Pledge. Inspired by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, this initiative affirms the inherent dignity of the human person, as well as philanthropy’s role in promoting safeguarding best practices.

“Safeguarding is a public value and a priority for us as a Catholic philanthropic network,” said Alexia Kelley, President & CEO, FADICA. “Funders can play a critical role in making safeguarding a standard organizational best practice.”

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FADICA Celebrates 2020 Award Winners

Washington, DC (July 30, 2020) — In announcing its 2020 awardees, FADICA celebrates five outstanding Catholic leaders for their meaningful contributions to Church and society, and their exemplary lives of service. “Each one of the awardees is a person of deep faith who give us hope and inspiration, especially during this challenging time,” said Alexia Kelley, President and CEO of FADICA, the leading philanthropic peer network serving as a catalyst for a vital Catholic Church and the common good. “FADICA is privileged to recognize each of them,” said Kelley. 2020 Distinguished Catholic Leadership Awards Through the Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award, FADICA pays tribute to individuals who have demonstrated imaginative leadership, outstanding initiative and a spirit of service in contributing to the renewal and vitality of the Catholic Church. In 2020 FADICA honors two Catholic Sisters as Distinguished Catholic Leaders. Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI, PhDCongregational Leader, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word An educator, Sister Teresa Maya has been a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word San Antonio since 1994. She has served as a teacher, history professor, and an administrator, and has a passion for the formation of ministers for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.  Sr. Teresa served in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) presidency from 2016-2019 and is currently serving as Congregational Leader for her community. Leadership in her congregation inspires her conviction in the future of consecrated life. Before her transition to LCWR, Maya collaborated with the religious conference in Mexico. The perspective and attitude

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