The Catholic Religious Education Endowment Fund of the Diocese of Duluth (CREED Fund)
Grants from CREED are available to institutions, individuals, and programs within the Diocese of Duluth which meet the Fund's criteria and whose applications are approved by the CREED Fund Board.
1. Catholic Schools: To be used for the education of Catholic school teachers and principals in faith formation and tuition assistance for families in need.
How to Apply
The CREED Fund is available to Diocese of Duluth Catholic schools, parishes, groups and individuals who work in ministry for the Church (i.e. youth minister, director of religious education, pastoral ministry, etc.) as well as priests and deacons and is to be used for continuing faith formation or Catholic school tuition assistance.
Pastors wishing to apply to the CREED Fund must contact the Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth.
Deacons wishing to apply to the CREED Fund must submit Form B1-Pre Application Form and complete Form H1-Policy and Procedure for Deacons. (See below)
Please contact the CREED Fund for the other forms and procedures available in the following areas:
Where to go from here:
The first step for Catholic schools, parishes, groups and individuals is to complete Form B1-Pre-Application Form (see below) and submit as directed. The CREED Fund Chair will then review the pre application and the applicant will be contacted as to whether they may continue with the process.
Complete a B1-Pre Application Form. ***Due to COVID-19 pandemic, please complete, sign, and e-mail back to Annette Merritt this Pre-Application (Word document)*** If you have questions, please contact Annette.
The CREED Fund has two cycles per fiscal year.
Pre-Application Forms should be turned in at least two weeks prior to full application due dates to allow for the CREED FUND Chair to review. If it passes, you will receive instructions to complete the Full Application.
Cycle 1: Full Application deadline is July 1, with disbursement no later than September 1.
CREED Fund Committee
The CREED Fund Committee has clergy representation as well as lay ministry representation from various ministries from each of the five deaneries of the Diocese of Duluth. Members are appointed by the Bishop to serve on the Committee for a three-year term.
The Chair of the Committee is a non-voting member representing the Diocese of Duluth.
Twice a year the Committee meets to determine eligibility in awarding grants. Their recommendations are given to the Corporate Board for a final decision on funding.
Current CREED Fund Committee members:
Deacon Dan Schultz