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Generations of Faith

The Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens invites you to join us in the Generations of Faith campaign that will strengthen our Catholic faith in the heart of Brooklyn and Queens for generations to come.

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Our Programs

Youth Evangelization

78% of Catholics that leave the church do so between the ages of 15 and 23

Migration Services

Brooklyn & Queens together account for over two-thirds of New York City’s immigrant population

Catholic Media Communications

DeSales Media Group, the technology and communications arm of the Diocese, brings award-winning programming and journalistic excellence to the parishioners of Brooklyn and Queens

Grant Programs

The 2017/2018 grant application is now closed. Grants will be awarded to parishes, schools and academies to fund the various ministries of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Donor Endowment Funds

Any individual or institution can establish an endowment fund with the Catholic Foundation. Often donors have a special reason or purpose for starting an endowment, and so a fund can be tailored to fit their own personal charitable interests.

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News & Events

Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens re-launches local grant program to support parishes, schools and academies in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
June 16, 2017

Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens announced today that it has re-launched its signature Grant Program, awarding 36 new grants totaling nearly $300,000.  The 2017/2018 fiscal year grants were awarded to local entities including deaneries, parishes, schools and academies, as 

Listen Here: Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello on WABC Religion on the Line
February 27, 2017


500 Catholic Youth from Brooklyn and Queens Attend Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day
February 6, 2017

Continuing outreach and evangelization of Catholic youth in Brooklyn and Queens, the Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative held the second of three youth days for the Diocese of Brooklyn in the pastoral year on January 21st for 500 junior and high