Giving Tuesday: Challenge Grants


The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan generously agreed to sponsor this year’s #GiveCatholicWM campaign with grants totaling $10,000!

Five challenges were intended to encourage participation, inspire the sharing of faithful, joyous stories, and spark good-natured competition. Schools, parishes and ministries rallied their communities to take up the following challenges throughout the 24-hours of giving on Nov. 29 and competed to receive additional funds for their mission!

In order to qualify for any challenge grants, all donations must be received through the diocesan giving website. Credit card fees will be covered by the diocese. The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan will issue checks to the winning entities. See details below:

Challenge 1: In the Beginning - CLOSED

Timeframe: begins at 5 a.m.
Rise and shine! The first 10 entities to receive a donation will receive a grant of $250 each. The first challenge begins at 5 a.m. Nov. 29.

Congratulations to our
Challenge 1 Winners!

All Saints Academy Lower Campus, GR
Holy Spirit School, GR
St. Mary School, Spring Lake
Divine Providence Academy - St. Joseph, Wright
St. Anthony of Padua School, GR
Divine Providence Academy - St. Catherine, Ravenna
St. Charles Borromeo School, Greenville
St. Mary Parish, Spring Lake
Holy Spirit Parish, GR
West Catholic High School, GR

Challenge 2: St. Peter's Power Hours - CLOSED

Timeframe: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Encourage members of your community to give in any amount! The entity with the highest total raised between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will be awarded a $1,000 grant.

Congratulations to our
Challenge 2 Winner!

Holy Spirit School, GR

Challenge 3: The Chosen One - CLOSED

Timeframe: 11 - 11:59 p.m.
Random? Nah. Providential? More likely! Any entity that receives a donation through the diocesan website from 11 -11:59 p.m. will be entered into a random drawing. One winner will be awarded a $500 grant.

Congratulations to our
Challenge 3 Winner!

West Catholic High School, GR

All-Day Challenge: Sharing the "Joy of the Gospel" - CLOSED

Timeframe: All Day
Any time during Giving Tuesday share in a post or video to Facebook or Instagram what makes you proud to be Catholic. Be sure to tag the diocese in your post. A committee will award grants to the entrant’s ministry of choice (see recipient list here: bitly.com/givecatholicwm) for 1st ($1,250), 2nd ($1,000), and 3rd ($750) place winners. See additional requirements below.

Requirements:
Use #GiveCatholicWM
Tag the Diocese of Grand Rapids
Make your post/video/Reel public so that it can be shared.

Congratulations to our
"Joy of the Gospel"
Challenge Winners!

1st - Holy Spirit Parish, GR
2nd - Cathedral of Saint Andrew, GR
3rd - St. Anthony of Padua School, GR

All-Day Challenge - Be Fruitful & Multiply - CLOSED

Timeframe: All Day
It’s all about participation! The top three entities with the most donors in 24 hours will be awarded a grant. 1st ($1,250), 2nd ($1,000), and 3rd ($750) place grants will be awarded.

Congratulations to our
"Be Fruitful & Multiply"
Challenge Winners!

1st - Holy Spirit School, GR
2nd - Holy Spirit Parish, GR
3rd - St. Mary School, Spring Lake