Human Life and Development Fund
The Human Life and Development Fund invites those institutions and agencies within the Diocese of Duluth who share our convictions about the dignity and sanctity of human life to apply for financial grants to aid them in their work. Preference and eligibility in awarding grants will be determined by the Human Life and Development Fund Committee. The Committee meets each fall and spring to evaluate grant applications and make recommendations to the corporate board.
The following are just a few of the agencies that have received grants from the Fund:
Brackin Portion of the HLDF
What is the Brackin Portion?
The Brackin Portion of the Human Life and Development Fund is for agencies and institutions that serve the poor, needy, sick or afflicted in the greater Grand Rapids area.
We invite institutions and agencies that share our Catholic beliefs about the dignity and sanctity of human life to apply for financial grants to aid their work..
• Cycle 1:
• Cycle 2:
Download here for the Application Forms for the Brackin Portion.
Human Life and Development Fund general application
There are two grant cycles per year for the Human Life and Development Fund. All applications are submitted to the Human Life and Development Fund Committee for review and approval prior to submission to the Board of Directors for a final decision.
• Cycle 1:
• Cycle 2:
The application documents are the following: HLDF Application Information and Instructions (download here) includes the description of the proposal. The HLDF Grant Application (download here) has been revised as of 2016. please use this form for any applications to the Fund. HLDF Pastor Form (download here) is for the local Catholic pastor in your town to complete and submit. PLEASE NOTE: Both forms (Pastor Form and Application Form) must be submitted for the application to be considered.
Mail completed HLDF Grant Application and Pastor Form (one  original and ten  copies) no later than July 1 to be eligible for Cycle 1 or no later than January 1 to be eligible for Cycle 2 to:
Human Life and Development Fund - Parish Based Organization Grants
In recent years the Human Life and Development Fund granting committee has been developing a new granting process for Parish Based Organizations to apply for a grant from the Human Life and Development Fund without having to go through the general application process. Since Parish Organizations sometimes need funding for a one-time event and receiving these funds on a timely basis, this new application process aims to make it easier. For the Funding Criteria for the Parish Based Organization Grants please download the form here. For the Application Form please download the form here.
Diocese of Duluth