Sunday, October 15, 2006

CCHD Grants Announced for 2006

Each year, through the generosity of Catholics in our diocese and across the United States, we have the opportunity to support local, self-help groups who are working to alleviate poverty.

CCHD, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the United States bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in the United States through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations. Since 1970, CCHD has supported over 7,000 community-based development projects with grants totaling over $280 million.

In the diocese of San Jose, grants of $83,000 for the year 2006-2007 have been awarded to eight local groups.
  • Low Income Self-Help - $20,000
  • SIREN (Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network ) - $30,000
  • CHAM (Community Homeless Alliance Ministry) - $2,000
  • Day Worker Center of Mountain View - $8,000
  • Eastside Neighborhood Center - $4,000
  • Mayfair Improvement Initiative - $8,000
  • 9-5 Bay Area - $3,000
  • Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition - $8,000

For a complete listing of the groups and a description of their activities, click here.

The annual collection to support the work of CCHD this year will be on November 19. Materials including envelopes, flyers and a poster have been mailed to parishes. If you would like a speaker from our local committee or one of the funded groups to speak at your parish, please notify Linda Batton at 408-983-0158 or by email at


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