Laudato Si’ Turns Two

Laudato Si’ (On Care for Our Common Home) turned two on June 18, just after the world celebrated World Environment Day on June 5. Watch Catholic Climate Covenant’s video series featuring Catholics’ reflections on how Laudato Si’ inspires them to care for creation and care for the poor. Watch the series.

Strengthening Families by Engaging Fathers

In 1997, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina set out to address childhood poverty in a way that many don’t think about – through the perspective of the role of fathers. Compelled by the fact that children in father-absent homes experienced poverty at more than four times the rate of children in married-parent homes, the […]

Fresh Look + New Resources from Healey Education Foundation

Healey Education Foundation has launched a beautiful new logo and website.  The site features a robust resource page with terrific references and tools for schools, dioceses and philanthropists, including:  an overview of the board of specified jurisdiction, changing the “candy bar” culture and case studies. 

Praying for Hurricane Matthew + Resources from Catholic Organizations

FADICA joins in prayer with all those suffering from the impact of Hurricane Matthew across the Caribbean, including Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and now the shores of the continental United States. Catholic relief organizations Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Caritas Haiti have already shifted into action, moving personnel and transporting and delivering relief […]

SOAR! Founders’ Grants Applications Due March 15th

FADICA joins with Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!) in spreading the word about SOAR!’s special 30th anniversary year Founders’ Grants. Available to aging Sisters, Brothers or religious Priests who are working in ministry and residing outside their congregation’s motherhouse or healthcare facility, these grants will help ensure the safety, comfort and dignity of our active […]

An Interview with Steve Hilton, Chairman — Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

It is with heartfelt respect and admiration that I thank Steve Hilton for his 30 years of dedicated service and leadership at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and in philanthropy generally. This interview was conducted at his office just prior to his retirement as President and CEO, where he was generous with his time and […]

CMMB Co-Hosts Panel on Sustainability, Health and Nutrition in the Face of Climate Change

More than 100 high-level regional and global leaders across domains discussed the impact of climate change on food and nutrition security and health at a forum co-sponsored by FADICA member Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB). CMMB Senior Vice President, Adrian V. Kerrigan, noted that climate change is undermining current efforts to reduce undernutrition, one of the world’s most serious […]

Mobilizing Response After Earthquake Devastates Nepal

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and its Caritas partners have mobilized an immediate response to address the devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Nepal, which has killed over 4,000 to date. CRS is supporting the emergency effort with critical supplies for families left homeless by the quake. The 7.9 quake is reported to be the […]

GEO 2014: Is Grantmaking getting Smarter?

The Grantmakers for Effective Organizations’ most recent study (2014) underscores the role of grantmakers in increasing and supporting the successful capacity of NGOs. Although it reveals dynamic feedback processes for strengthening program strategies, it also points to important challenges on cooperation issues between funders and grantees.  For more information, download their infographic.

Human Trafficking Awareness and Prayer Day

Sunday February 8, 2015 marked the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.  Held on the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Catholic sister who escaped slavery in 1889, the day promoted awareness of trafficking and offered “compounded prayer” to survivors of trafficking. Find out more about this first ever day of prayer, and […]