2021 Vitality Grants Awarded

In November of 2020, the Vitality Grants Committee of the Congregations Committee awarded funds totaling $350,000 to congregations from across the diocese. Annual vitality grants are intended to support congregational health and vitality, with the majority of funding coming from the diocesan Bishop and Trustees, who hold title to and oversee the use of the real property used by the missions of the diocese.

The 2021 grant cycle, conducted in November 2020, was the second to be completed under the guidance of the Vitality Grants Committee appointed in November of 2019, with an eye to broadening the perspectives and criteria by which grant applications are evaluated.

The 2021 Vitality Grants have been awarded to:

  • Cristo Rey, Chicago $30,000
  • Good Shepherd, Macomb $30,000
  • Grace, Galesburg $5,000
  • Messiah St. Bartholomew $32,500
  • Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Waukegan $15,000
  • Nuestra Señora de las Américas, Chicago $20,000
  • One in Christ, Prospect Heights $30,000
  • Church of the Redeemer, Elgin $10,000
  • Sagrada Familia, Lake Villa $30,000
  • Santa Teresa, Chicago $25,000
  • St. Andrew’s Pentecost, Evanston  $15,000
  • Ss. George and Matthias, Chicago  $32,500
  • St. Martin’s, Chicago $30,000
  • St. Michael & All Angels, Berwyn $20,000
  • St. Paul’s, McHenry $15,000
  • St. Paul’s, Warsaw $10,000

Read more about the grant committee and the Congregations Committee. For more information, contact Andrea Mysen.